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.
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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.