LOCAL MP, Mark Spencer attended an event to promote horse and rider safety on public roads.
Mark Spencer, along with Calverton resident Jane Walker, attended a ‘pass wide and slow’ event in Calverton village on Sunday. The event is designed to raise awareness of horse riders on the road, and encourage best practice for both rider and driver when passing on public roads.
Discussing the event, MP Mark Spencer said:
“I’m really pleased to be able to come along and support this event. Safety on the roads for horses, horse riders and cars is hugely important, especially in rural areas like Sherwood, so the more understanding and respect there is from drivers to horse riders and vice versa, the better.”
“I’ve had a lot of local horse riders contact me about the issues they’ve experienced when riding on or crossing public roads, so I’m very happy to be able to come along and to support this event, and events like it, as much as I can.”
“I want to say a huge well done to the event’s organisers, and a big thank you to everyone who turned out on Sunday morning in Calverton.”