Safety charity group looking for volunteer cyclists

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A new project is being launched with the aim to prevent cyclist collisions before they happen and they are looking for 200 cyclists who regularly ride around Birmingham to take part.

Cycle Smart Brum will see cyclists gathering data as they ride around the city, collecting intelligence on issues such as near misses, poor road surface and potential problem junctions, enabling authorities to identify and prioritise infrastructure projects.

The project officially launches today (Friday, May 1) by Edgbaston-based charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) who are working in partnership with cycling technology and data company See.Sense.

Funded by the Department for Transport, participants will each be sent a bike light and data collection will start once coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.

The initiative has also received support from Drew Bull, who was cycling with his sister, Dr Suzanna Bull, when she was struck and killed by a lorry at a junction on Pershore Road in 2017.

Suzanna Bull died while riding her bike. Credit: West Midlands Police

Click here to volunteer for Cycle Smart Brum.

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