Exchanging Places
Tuesday 29 Mar 2016

Kingston Council, working in partnership with Transport for London, the Metropolitan and Transport police, is holding an 'Exchanging Places' event to allow cyclists to see the world from the perspective of a Heavy Goods Vehicle driver.

They will have the opportunity to sit in a cab, understand where the potential blind spots could be, and become more aware of how they can position themselves on the road to become more visible to drivers of HGV's

There will also be free security marking for bikes, advice on secure locking, a Dr Bike session and a cycle powered Scalextric.

The event will be held in the Market Place in Kingston town centre between 10am and 3pm on Tuesday 29 March 2016. The lorry will be in the Market Place from 11am to 2pm.

10:00 - Tuesday 29/03/2016
15:00 - Tuesday 29/03/2016
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