A BUDDING designer has reached the final of a competition to create an eyecatching bike helmet.

Eight-year-old Charlotte Cassidy, from Alderley Edge, is one of three youngsters to reach the final of the Fuchs Silkolene and Cycle-Smart competition ahead of next month’s Tour of the Potteries cycle event.

The Alderley Edge School for Girls pupil’s design features a weather theme, with rainbows, lightning, stars and the sun.

Sally Travis, marketing manager at Fuchs, said: “We received some fantastic entries to our Design a Helmet competition and it was a really tough task picking out three finalists.

“Charlotte did a great job in making her design standout with some very bright colours. Well done Charlotte and good luck in the final.

“This has been a fun competition to encourage children to be creative. But there is an important message too – it’s absolutely crucial that kids wear a helmet when they are out and about on their bikes.”

The winning child will receive their helmet as a real product, as well as an exciting bike stunt show at their school.

To vote for your favourite design, visit silkolene.com/potteries-vote by 5pm tomorrow, May 19.