Fundraisers have wheelie good time in Prudhoe

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18 July 2017 10:48AM

PRUDHOE turned into a racing circuit last weekend as competitors lined up for the town's annual bogie race.

It wasn't the Silverstone grand prix, but crowds were treated to high performance vehicles of a different kind.

No fewer than 14 entrants creatively manufactured bogies of all shapes and sizes, with some including various artistic features.

The Tip Top Bogie Race got under way with a parade of carts, from Kimberly Park football ground, at 2pm on Saturday.

Drivers and co-drivers wore fancy dress in a contest which saw Batman and Robin take to the streets in their Batmobile, while others dressed in accordance with the day's 1970s theme.

Organiser Brian Batey said the event raised vital funds in support of local boy Ethan Waters, a sufferer of Arthrogryposis, the congenital condition causing curved joints in different areas of the body.

Brian added: "We had a great time. The race was well supported by the town with a lot of people getting involved.

"We had 14 entries, and it was clear to see that a lot of effort had gone into the creation of the bogies.

"It was a very memorable afternoon, and it was followed by a very enjoyable disco afterwards.

"Everybody knows that we support a worthwhile cause every year, and I want to thank everyone who played a part."

This year's winners were Super Mario Brothers Alan Lynn (Mario) and Lee Craggs (Luigi).

Best bogie went to Davey Hamilton for the second year for his Starship Enterprise, from Star Trek. The boobie prize went to the Addams Family.

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