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Cycling safety awareness session

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Cyclists will have the chance to see from a lorry driver's point of view at a safety event being organised by firefighters.

Lambeth's Red Watch is hosting the cycling safety awareness session at the fire station on Albert Embankment

The Metropolitan Police will also be in attendance so visitors can get their bikes security marked and they will be bringing their demo lorry.

Cyclists who come along will be able to climb in the cab to gain an understanding of the view lorry drivers have of London's roads and how easy it can be for cyclists to be in their blind spot.

The event, which is free to attend, is open to everyone and visitors will also be able to speak to firefighters to get valuable fire safety advice.

Any younger guests will be welcome to have a sit in the fire engine and an Evans Cycles mechanic will be there to safety check visitors' bikes.

Firefighter James Bray, who is organising the event, said: "I'm a cyclist and I also drive the fire engine so have the benefit of being able to see things from both points of view.

"London's roads are incredibly busy and can be extremely dangerous for cyclists.

"We've organised this event to welcome cyclists into the station so they can gain some valuable safety advice."

  • 10am-2pm
  • FREE

Lambeth Fire Station
8 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SD
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