Police and Children’s Hospital staff at the presentation of five NSW Police fleet bicycles for staff to try cycling and facilitate training on how to safely ride on the road.
FIVE decommissioned bicycles from the NSW Police fleet will get a second life after being donated to The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
The Hillbrick Firetail bicycles will provide the Hospital's Bicycle User Group (BUG) with the resources to encourage more people to get out of their car and onto a bike.
BUG spokesperson Janett Clarkson said they were thrilled that NSW Police had offered them the state-of-the-art bikes once they were retired from their own fleet.
"The Westmead precinct, and surrounds, is a busy place with a lot of traffic congestion," she said.
"This incredibly generous donation lets interested staff try cycling, as well as allowing us to facilitate training on how to safely ride on the roads and use one of the many cycle ways connected to the City of Parramatta area."
Commander of NSW Police Operational Safety and Skills, detective superintendent Mark Hiron, said the bicycles would be in good hands.
"We are encouraged that this donation will see more people getting on their bicycle, putting on a helmet, and going for a ride," he said.
"The best ride is a safe ride, so the BUG's investment in safety training, health and fitness is a project we are very happy to support."