CYCLISTS, walkers and motorists are being encouraged to ‘be bright, be seen and be safe’ at a special event in Weymouth this Easter.

Staff from Dorset County Council, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and LV=Streetwise will be on hand with tips and advice promoting safety on the roads and shared cycle paths across the borough.

The event will take place on April 17 outside Debenhams in Weymouth town centre, between 11am and 3pm, where those attending can also pick up a free bike bell. The council’s road safety team will also offer the opportunity to test reaction times and see how people would cope in a dangerous situation.

The ‘be bright, be seen, be safe’ campaign is part of the council’s local sustainable transport project, encouraging local people to take up walking and cycling instead of using the car.

The LSTF project, now in its second year, has been funded by a £2.4m grant from the Department for Transport.