The Specsavers team in Petersfield is delighted to help keep children safe and visible when out on their bikes this winter.

Donating high visibility jackets

Jo Cox, store director, has donated high visibility jackets to the Pedal2Pedal academy – a local initiative run by Hannah Attenburrow to help children and adults become better riders in a fun and progressive environment.

Part of Pedal2Pedal’s mission is to prepare cyclists to be confident and under control on their bikes in any situation. Being visible in the dark evenings with a high visibility jacket is one small step everyone can take to improve their safety.

Helping children to be seen

Hannah Attenburrow, founder of Pedal2Pedal, said: ‘When Specsavers in Petersfield contacted us with the offer of free high-visibility jackets for our members, we were overjoyed.

'Now that winter is approaching, the jackets will help children be safe and seen on the trails in the evenings, and they will enable our younger riders to enjoy their sport for longer in the coming months.

‘The children can all take their high visibility jackets home and wear it when riding to school or out and about with friends and family, It’s great to know that they will be more visible to drivers on the road.’

Championing visibility on roads

Specsavers in Petersfield has always championed children’s safety and visibility on local roads, and to date, has supplied hundreds of fluorescent vests to the community over the last decade.

Retail director Jo Cox said: ‘It was a pleasure to meet Hannah and the Pedal2Pedal children at their mountain bike training session at Queen Elizabeth Park.

'The children were having lots of fun zooming about in the lovely setting of the park. Hannah’s efforts are commendable and it is nice to play our small role in keeping these children visible and safe now that the clocks have gone back.’

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