Sussex Transport was delighted to be one of the key sponsors at this year’s Worthing Street Velodrome event, held on the weekend of 1st and 2nd August in Worthing, West Sussex.
We took two of our brand new Mercedes Actros lorries to the event, which were a real crowd puller – and there was a constant queue of interested spectators waiting to climb into the huge vehicles all weekend! This was especially of interest to cyclists and allowed members of the public to get a lorry drivers view of the world – as well as photo opportunities for proud parents!
Our drivers were happy to spend time demonstrating all of our newly installed safety features which provide drivers with much improved exposure to vulnerable road users.
There were also plenty of Sussex Transport staff on hand to answer questions on haulage and to hand out goody bags, water bottles and balloons.
Having ensured our drivers receive practical training in London on a Safe Urban Driving course – which has involved them taking to two wheels to experience a cyclist’s viewpoint as well as a classroom based lesson – it seemed the perfect opportunity to sponsor and support a cycling event in our home county of Sussex!