Glancing through the local community newspapers Melville Times today, I was delighted to read about the use of bicycles by the Police here for their operations. The article entitled, "Bicycles a great way to go", touched also about safety aspects of cycling including wearing high visibility clothings, footwear and a proper helmet as well as learning "roadcraft" skills and a sense of courtesy.
It was also encouraging to see the local Primary Schools conducting cycling clinics as part of their PE courses. The article concluded by affirming cycling as a means to deepen the relationship ties between parents and children.
As a cyclist, I can only be very grateful to live in this beautiful part of the world which appreciates and affirms the benefits the simple bicycle can add to the wider community and our lives.