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Road safety gets royal seal of approval

HRH Prince of Wales: Launching next weekend's motorbike road safety event
HRH Prince of Wales: Launching next weekend's motorbike road safety event
HRH Prince of Wales: Launching next
weekend’s motorbike road safety event

HRH PRINCE OF WALES is set to give road safety initiatives a royal seal of approval at the Llandovery Motorbike Weekend on Friday (Jul 8).

The Prince will launch the motorbike weekend by hosting the opening of the bike parade around the town.

Bikers from the emergency services and the County Council’s Road Safety Team will be participating within the parade , as well as an array of local enthusiasts.

The two-day event will taking place on July 8 and 9 and will include stalls, attractions, display bikes, a motorcycle treasure hunt, fairground rides and show bikes.

Road Safety Officers from the Council, Dyfed -Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service will attend the event in order to promote initiatives such as Bikesafe, Dragon Rider Cymru, Biker Down Cymru and the CRASH Card scheme.

A number of other organisations will also be in attendance during the weekend, including the Institute of Advanced Motorists; RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders, Motorcycle Action Group; Blood Bikes Wales; and GoSafe Wales Casualty Reduction Partnership.

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There will be a host of activities available over the course of the weekend includ i ng a three-hour Biker Down course, a Dragon Rider taster session, the chance to sign up for a taster session with the IAM, and ride – outs.

The Council’s Executive Board Member for Transport, Councillor Hazel Evans, said: “Road safety is an issue of great concern to a lot of people, which is why the council and partners are committed to reducing accidents on our roads through a number of initiatives.”

“It is good to see that road safety is being given the royal seal of approval through the Prince attending this event and launching the parade around the town.”

“I hope people go along and support the two day event . It does carry a serious message , but it also promises to be a lot of fun.”

The Llandovery Motorbike Weekend is part of the Royal couple’s summer visit to Wales, which will include a commemorative 100 year anniversary celebration of Roald Dahl’s birth, with an evening at their summer home in Llwynywermod.

The week-long visit from Monday to Friday (Jul 4-8) will see the couple undertake 20 engagements and support the work of a variety of their charities, including the Prince’s Trust, the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, PRIME Cymru and Emmaus UK, which helps homeless people.