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 turned out to be a roaring success. It was a road safety event which gave all road users, emergency services and road safety partners an opportunity to gather in one place at the same time. It allowed car clubs, motorcyclists and enthusiasts to come together and showcase their vehicles and allowed visitors to enjoy a fun filled day for the whole family.
It was also supported by other agencies including St John’s Ambulance, Blood Bikes Wales, 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 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 Five.”
The event saw over 1000 visitors throughout the day and displayed 200 vehicles from across Wales.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are looking forward to making this an annual event and have already set the wheels in motion for Cruz Cymru 2018!