Chobham Manor in gear for safer cycling
Thursday 30th July
Cyclists are invited to attend a free cycling safety event to promote road safety around construction sites thanks to Chobham Manor, a Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park housing development.
The Chobham Manor Cycling Safety Event, will be held this Friday (31 July) 2-5pm at Western Plaza, Lee Valley Velo Park. It is hoped the day will allow road safety specialists to give local cyclists advice and encourage discussion about best practise between road users.
Chobham Manor is a joint venture between L&Q housing association and Taylor Wimpey. Also present on the day will be the Metropolitan Police, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and Bikeworks (a cycling focused social enterprise).
Activities will include getting to sit in the driver's seat of a heavy goods vehicle to get a better understanding of what the driver can and can't see; All Ability bikes such as hand cranks, recumbents and a Wattbike (collects real-time data on the rider’s fitness and technique); The Met and Bikeworks will also be providing safety information, free bicycle security marking and help planning cycle routes around the capital.
Chobham Manor is the first of the five new neighbourhoods on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It will provide 828 new homes, including town and mews houses, maisonettes and single flats, with 75 per cent designed for families and around a third affordable homes. It will welcome its first residents in 2015.
Belinda Moreau-Jones, Project Lead for Community Regeneration and Partnerships for Chobham Manor, said:
“The event promises to be a fantastic opportunity for cycling enthusiasts and novices alike to get involved and learn about how to be safe on the roads and around local construction sites. We are proud to be working with our development partners to build thriving communities and encourage safer cycling in the city.”