Cruz Cymru 2017 A Roaring Success
On Saturday, 3rd June 2017, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service launched a new event at The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.
The first ever Cruz Cymru event was a roaring success. It was a road safety event which gave road users, emergency services and road safety partners an opportunity to gather in one place at the same time; as well as allowing Car Clubs and enthusiasts to come together and showcase their vehicles, in a friendly, competitive manner. Visitors enjoyed a fun filled day for the whole family.
The event was supported by other agencies including St John’s Ambulance, GoSafe, Road Safety Wales and Dyfed Powys Police.
Group Manager and Head of Operational Response Neil Evans commented, “As an experienced driver of cars, lorries and motorcycles, as well as a keen cyclist, it’s clear to me that not all road users are respectful of other road users, and this event offered a great opportunity to educate and highlight the dangers that we face every day when travelling on our roads.”
He added, “The day was a huge success with off roaders, cruise cars, motorbikes and lorries in attendance. Visitors came in their droves and it was lovely to see everyone mix well together, whilst learning important road safety messages such as the Fatal 5.”
The event saw over 1000 visitors throughout the day and displayed 200 vehicles from different Car Clubs from across Wales.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is looking forward to making this an annual event and has already set the wheels in motion for Cruz Cymru 2018!
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