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Police take on cycling safety

By Annabel Forster, Beth Grice and Isabelle Blexill

North Yorkshire Police are now taking further measures to ensure student cyclists are safer in the dark.  

The project ‘light up be seen’ has been founded to benefit students and encourage them to take more care cycling on the roads.  

Cyclists have been advised to “light up” now that the dark mornings and nights are among us. The “light up be seen” project offers students free high-vis equipment and lights for their cycles. 

The scheme has now been running for four years at the University of York but this year marks the start of the project going city wide – reaching York St John University, York College and Askham Bryan College. 

The high-vis and lights will be given out on 17 and 19 October. Extra officers will be on patrol on those dates and will hand out tickets to anyone cycling without lights in the dark.