When a team of ten riders from Kent police line up on the start line of the Circuit of Kent sportive on September 13, they will be dressed thanks to local schoolchildren.
Kent children aged between seven and 11 years old were invited by Kent County Council traffic department to design a shirt based on the ‘be safe, be seen’ message – and they did en masse, with over 1,000 designs received.
The winning six designs will be worn by a team of ten riders fielded by Kent police in the long-running Circuit of Kent, which starts and finishes in Sevenoaks. The team’s progress will be filmed and shown to schoolchildren throughout the county as part of a road safety campaign.
The Circuit of Kent is one of the country’s longest running cyclo-sportives, and is run in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Last year the ride raised over £36,000. Full information and entry details can be found on the ride’s official website.
Circuit of Kent cyclo-sportive website