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Friends of Brockenhurst Station and SWR promote cycle safety in the community

Friends of Brockenhurst Station teamed up with South Western Railway on Saturday 23 March to host a bike security and cycling day at the station, resulting in over 40 bikes being tagged.

The event, funded by South Western Railway, invited cyclists to prepare for summer by getting their bikes security marked and making use of free safety checks offered by local hire shop Cyclexperience.

Brockenhurst and Denny Lodge District Councillor, Adam Parker, opened the event reiterating the importance of crime prevention and commenting on how the connectivity of routes encourages cycling as sustainable transport.

Environmental group Transition Lymington were also present to offer advice about safe cycling routes, and residents and visitors had the opportunity to voice their thoughts to Brockenhurst Parish Council on how local cycle routes can be enhanced to encourage active travel.

Dave Darnell, chair of the Friends of Brockenhurst Station, said: “With its frequent train services and local connectivity, Brockenhurst Station offers great opportunities for cycling for New Forest visitors and local residents.”

Paula Aldridge, Community Rail Manager at South Western Railway, said: “We’re delighted that the Friends of Brockenhurst Station had such a successful event, attended by so many cyclists – even though the weather wasn’t always friendly.

“The event was part of South Western Railway’s month-long initiative to make people more aware of cycle security and safety. Bike marking and advice days have been taking place at many locations around our network, giving cyclists the opportunity to make sure their bikes are ready for those rides out during the better weather.”

Find out more about South Western Railway’s work in the community here.