Cycle competition lights up the streets

Pictured at Arbroath Police Office on Wednesday is the winner and runner up in the bike light competition. The group are, from left - Danny Reid winner, Constable Gail Hill, Chris Feltham Cycle World, Rebekah Billingham runner up and Constable Tracey Brown.
Pictured at Arbroath Police Office on Wednesday is the winner and runner up in the bike light competition. The group are, from left - Danny Reid winner, Constable Gail Hill, Chris Feltham Cycle World, Rebekah Billingham runner up and Constable Tracey Brown.

THE WINNERS of a cycle safety competition were presented with their prizes last week.

The competition was part of a cycle safety initiative run by Tayside Police with prizes donated by two local bike businesses.

Last Wednesday evening, the prizes for first and second places were presented. The main prize, a set of bike lights and a £30 voucher for Cycle World was won by Danny Reid.

Second prize of a bike light set and a £20 voucher for Angus Bike Chain went to Rebekah Billingham.

Runners up who received bike lights were: Charles Bell, Lauren Billingham, Bethany Craigie, Josh Craigie, Aaron Cumming, Ross Dougah, Aaron Grant, Josh Hamilton, Madison Johnston, Ross Milne, Jim Reid, Ellie Strachan, Dylan Wallace, Sinead Watson, Isla Whitton and Kayleigh Whitton.

The competition was run in the Arbroath Herald at the beginning of January as part of an article on the importance of safe night-time cycling practices, and invited young people to answer three questions on cycle safety to be in with a chance of winning.

Community officers, Constables Tracy Brown and Gail Hill said: “We would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition and in particular Angus Bike Chain and Cycle World for the donation of the first and second prize vouchers.

“As the days start to get longer, there is still the need to use bicycle lights, reflective clothing and helmets. These continue to be the best way to stay safe and be seen on our roads.”

Sponsor Steve Smith, owner of Angus Bike Chain said: “I was happy to help, especially if it highlights the importance of road safety for young people.”

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