Children get bikes marked up at safety event

Kirsty Young, Tolu Erinle, Success Hartford, Elisa Rina, PCSO Mohammed Butt, PC Rodger Brash, Tumelo

Kirsty Young, Tolu Erinle, Success Hartford, Elisa Rina, PCSO Mohammed Butt, PC Rodger Brash, Tumelo Sibanda and Kailen Davey at the bike marking event last week. - Credit: Archant

Children learnt bike safety and how to mark theirs to keep them safe.

Broadford Primary School was visited by Havering Police’s safer transport team last week and shown how they mark and register bikes.

More than 40 pupils got their bikes registered, which helps police identify owners of the bikes that have been stolen or resold.

Kailen Davey, nine, said: “PCSO Mo told me why it is important to lock up my bike. I didn’t realise that bike theft was so easy to deter. Often I leave my bike outside the newsagent. Now I will lock it up and I have the Bike Register marking to put off a thief.”Malcolm Drakes, headteacher at the school, said: “At Broadford we are keen to for the pupils to understand the principles of personal safety and how to look after your possessions.

“Havng the police coming directly into the school makes it so much easier for the children to make use of this Bike Register resource. A great number of our pupils are not confident to ride to school thanks to the bikeability classes, cycle sheds from TfL and now the bike security marking.”


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