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Hills promote safer cycling at family festival

Hills promote safer cycling

Quarry company returns to Castle Combe Circuit to promote MPA’s national Cycle Safe Campaign

ON 28 August, Hills Quarry Products once again made their way to the famous Castle Combe Circuit to promote the Mineral Products Association’s national Cycle Safe Campaign at the Castle Combe Family Cycling Day.

Together with two of their familiar red heavy goods vehicles, Hills staff were on hand to discuss the risks of cyclists undertaking lorries and getting too close at left-hand turns and roundabouts.

Peter Andrew, group director with Hills Quarry Products, said: ‘This event has become an important fixture on our calendar. We continue to improve our vehicles to enhance drivers’ awareness of cyclists, but we also need to improve awareness of the dangerous zones around lorries among vulnerable road users.’

At the event, cycling enthusiasts were given the opportunity to sit in the cab of a lorry to understand the driver’s perspective, experience visibility issues and share their own road experiences.

Cycle Safe leaflets giving practical tips on ways to prevent potential dangers were also handed out.

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