Vests designed by kids show high ability, as well as high visibility!

VESTED INTEREST -- Michaela May (far right) with the three shortlisted entries. She is pictured with (from left) Julie Lebelinski, Sgt Regan and Zoe Hancock, who also made the shortlist
VESTED INTEREST -- Michaela May (far right) with the three shortlisted entries. She is pictured with (from left) Julie Lebelinski, Sgt Regan and Zoe Hancock, who also made the shortlist
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A COMPETITION among young people of Hucknall to design a high-visibility vest for cyclists has been hailed a big success.

The initiative was organised by Sgt Deb Regan, of the Hucknall police, and Julie Lebelinski, who is on the administrative staff at the town’s police station on Watnall Road.

Julie said the competition was held in connection with a ‘Think Bike’ scheme run by the police. It involved schoolchildren and young people attending the town’s Interchange youth club, next to Hucknall Leisure Centre.

“We believe it is important for young cyclists and motorcyclists to be clearly seen in dark weather,” she added. “But we thought the children might be more inclined to wear suitable vests if they came up with a design of their own.”

Three entries were shortlisted and it was left to Nottinghamshire’s Chief Constable, Julia Hodson, to pick the winner, who proved to be Michaela May.

Hucknall schoolwear manufacturers Price And Buckland have produced a vest from the winning design.