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PUBLISHED: 16:20 29 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:19 24 August 2010

Bike sessions for young people Kind hearted residents are putting on a number of free cycling events for youths across Kilburn. Volunteers from Brent Eleven Streets residents association are working with the Charteris Sports Centre in Cha

Bike sessions for young people

Kind hearted residents are putting on a number of free cycling events for youths across Kilburn.

Volunteers from Brent Eleven Streets residents association are working with the Charteris Sports Centre in Charteris Road, Kilburn, to provide bike rides and bike surgeries for young people.

Youths from the age of 12 upwards can come on their own anyone under that age will need to be accompanied by an adult or older sibling.

The first event will teach cyclists how to fix their bikes.

The event will be held at the Charteris Sports Centre on August 16 and 23 from 12pm-5pm.

A fun bike ride will be the next event. Riders will leave the Charteris Sports Centre at 11am and return at 6pm on August 17 and 24.

For full details and to obtain a consent form email josiewarshaw@aol.com.

Tennis marathon for Kenya students

Kids got into the swing of things while raising money for charity.

More than 30 children took part in a sponsored tennis marathon in Queen's Park last Thursday to raise money for students in Kenya.

The 12-hour marathon, which was organised by the Otherwise Club, a community centre for home educating families in Granville Road, South Kilburn, was set up to help teenagers displaced during the Kenya election conflict, in December.

The event, which raised nearly £1,000, will go to computer and educational software programmes to help teenagers back into education.

Anyone who wishes to donate money towards the cause can contact Leslie Barson by emailing: homeeducationfair@hotmail.com

Police reassure public

Crime hotspots were targeted by police with publicity buses.

Brent's Community Safety Bus visited supermarket car parks and car boot sale parks last week in a bid to reassure people in key areas.

Advice was given on making sure suction marks from sat navs were removed so thieves would not know if drivers owned the pricey equipment.

For information on how to book the safety bus call 020 8937 1144 or email todd.merlin@brent.gov.uk.


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