Treasure Hunt puts a spring in our step

More than 60 people turned out for The Bridgwater Way’s fun Treasure Hunt at Blake Gardens on Saturday.

Blake Gardens are in one of the areas where The Bridgwater Way routes will be making walking and cycling safer and the event was a fun-filled family day out aimed at increasing awareness of walking and cycling in the local area.

It was a great opportunity for people to find out more about the exciting project, as well as benefit from the free bike repairs provided by Dr Bike.

Making the most of Blake Gardens in the heart of Bridgwater, participants followed the clues and answered fun questions to complete the Treasure Hunt route.

Councillor David Hall, County Councillor for Bridgwater Eastand Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, awarded prizes on the day. He said: “Despite the showery weather we were thrilled to see so many people come to join in the Treasure Hunt and learn more about The Bridgwater Way project. It was a wonderful way of bringing the local community together and everyone seemed to be having a great time.”

Jon Gould, who won second place and was rewarded with £75 of vouchers for Halfords, said: “It was great to explore Bridgwater and look with fresh eyes to find the answers.  All my family have really enjoyed the day and we’re looking forward to spending our vouchers on new kit for our bikes.”

The Treasure Hunt is one of many events planned by The Bridgwater Way project, funded by the Department for Transport. The initiative aims to transform travel in the town, making it easier and safer to walk or cycle.

As well as developing 6.5 miles of new or improved cycle paths, TBW will work with residents, businesses and schools to promote safer travel, tackle congestion, and encourage fit and healthy lifestyles. The project is being delivered through a partnership of Somerset County Council, Sustrans and Sedgemoor District Council. To find out more about The Bridgwater Way project visit www.thebridgwaterway.co.uk.