Leicester County Council giving away high-visibility rucksacks for bikers

Published: 12 April 2011

Leicestershire County Council is giving away high-visibility rucksacks and information on one-to-one training sessions for motorcyclists.

"The rucksacks are a novel way of making bikers more visible and I'd urge residents to call in to a police station or library to pick one up,” said Lesley Pendleton, County Council cabinet member for environment and transport. 

"Riding a motorcycle requires a large amount of skill and every rider can benefit from extra training. The one-to-one tuition is an enjoyable experience, designed to make people more competent riders and benefits all motorcyclists, regardless of experience," she said.

Leicestershire Council did not provide any evidence supporting increased visibility and the reduction of motorcycle accidents.

You can pick up a rucksack and accompanying information on one-to-one training displaying your driving license at the following police stations and libraries in Leicestershire:

Police stations:

  • -          Loughborough
  • -          Coalville
  • -          Syston
  • -          Melton
  • -          Hinckley
  • -          Braunstone
  • -          Market Harborough
  • -          Wigston
  • -          Oakham
  • -          Welford Road, Leicester
  • -          Norfolk Street, Leicester
  • -          Beaumont Leys, Leicester
  • -          Spinney Hill, Leicester
  • -          Melton Road, Leicester
  • -          Mansfield House, Leicester
  • -          Keyham Lane, Leicester

Libraries:

  • -          Lutterworth
  • -          Blaby
  • -          Quorn
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  • One-to-one training, plus a free rucksack thanks to Leicestershire County Council