Cumbria Police prepares to welcome visitors into the county for weekend of events

Cumbria Police are prepared for one of the busiest weekends of the year as the county welcomes visitors to Appleby Horse Fair, The Great North Swim and a day of celebration for the life of Hairy Biker, Dave Myers.

There will be an increased visible policing presence across the county, including operational support from Cheshire Constabulary, to keep the public safe across the county’s road network.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Dave Stalker said: “We look forward to welcoming a large number of visitors to Cumbria in what will undoubtedly be a busy weekend for most of the county.  The increased police presence in Cumbria is to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.

“The number of visitors expected also means our transport networks will be busier than usual and, along with our partners, we are encouraging people to plan their journeys in advance.

“Public safety is our number one priority and we will have officers at the events to provide help, advice and reassurance.”

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For more information on the events associated to Dave Day, please visit: A warm Barrow welcome awaits for Dave Day visitors | Westmorland and Furness Council.

National Highways is advising road users to expect routes into the town to be busy throughout the weekend and is urging drivers to ‘Think Bike’ and exercise extra vigilance and care for motorcyclists. For more on this, please visit: Think Bike messaging for busy weekend in Cumbria – National Highways.

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