As part of the company’s commitment to cyclist safety, LGV drivers from different areas of cement company CEMEX UK took part in cycle training, to see the road from the cyclist’s perspective.
The comprehensive training was devised and delivered by Greg Woodford, senior training instructor at CTC, the national cyclists’ organisation.
The one day course started with basic cycling skills which were used first on quiet roads and then busier areas with more traffic and demanding junctions.
Since 2004 CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, has been heavily involved in promoting safe cycling around large vehicles. A key part of this initiative has been to actively encourage cyclists to get into the cab of one of its vehicles to see the road from the drivers perspective. To date over 3000 cyclists have experienced this view of the road.
The cycle training was undertaken by drivers, Jason Stockham, Les Martin and Brian Quinn, plus the health and safety manager for logistics, Julie Welch and driver development officer, Paul MacPherson.
“As a non-cyclist but a LGV and car driver, the training has certainly heightened my awareness of the dangers faced by cyclists,” MacPherson said.