10 August 2011>
A visit to Caerphilly County Borough Council's road safety marquee at this year's Big Cheese Festival turned out to be a prize-winning experience for one local resident.
Shannon Bevan from Abertysswg entered a special road safety competition during her visit and became the lucky winner of a new mountain bike.
The Big Cheese is always an important event in the road safety calendar and this year there were a record number of visitors at the team's popular marquee.
Almost 400 people entered the free competition to win the mountain bike. They had to answer road safety questions and complete a bike related word search and the first correct answer drawn out of the box following the event was the winner.
Shannon was presented with her prize by Cllr Rob Gough, Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Engineering and Transport and Terry Shaw, Head of Engineering Services. She was absolutely thrilled to have won the bike!
Cllr Rob Gough said, "I was delighted to see so many people visit the road safety marquee at this year's Big Cheese festival, which gave people the opportunity to learn some very important road safety messages".
Hundreds of people of all ages took part in activities at the marquee such as finding faults on two very dilapidated bikes, which gave the road safety team an ideal opportunity to remind the public of the importance of wearing a helmet.
Hundreds of children also made badges with a road safety theme, which they took away with them reminding them of the day's message.
If you would like to have further information on road safety activities in your area please contact the Road Safety Team on 01495 235402.
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