On the 16 March our Walk/Ride to School event was a little more low key with Covid restrictions reducing group sizes but nonetheless we still had a wonderful turn-out.
Busselton Police and the City of Busselton recently partnered to promote Bikelinc, an initiative of Crime Stoppers. An increase in bike theft has been recorded in Busselton, however it is often difficult for police to return recovered bikes due to a lack of identification. The Bikelinc online platform enables owners to enter details such as frame serial number, bike photos, make, model and contact details, so that should a bike be recovered, it can be readily returned to the owner.
To register your bike on the free Bikelinc online please visit Bikelinc | powered by Crime Stoppers WA | Connect to protect your bike |
To promote the importance of securing your bike, ‘D’ bike locks were distributed at recent walk and ride to school events. Bike owners are urged to invest in a good quality lock, and secure bikes when not in use, preferably to a fixed object that can’t be lifted or removed. When at home, store bicycles in a locked shed or garage.
Sgt Shane and Sgt Daniel from the Busselton Police came along in their police car to talk to families about bike safety, handing out bike-locks to a few students who arrived with bikes. Plus everyone who walked or rode to school went into a draw to win one of 7 of these secure Bike Locks.
Students enjoyed chatting with the police officers and a close look at the police car on display on the school oval. A healthy piece of fruit finished off the wonderful start to our day!
Thank you to City of Busselton’s Transport and Sustainability Officer, Carolyn Ryder, who once again initiated Vasse PS Walk/Ride to School Day.