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Friday, 19 July 2019
Grand Prix Time : It's the New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix
The Pedal Car Grand Prix is an annual event which traditionally takes place on the second Sunday of July alternating each year between the streets of New Milton and / or Ringwood in Hampshire. This year it took place in New Milton on the same Sunday as the British Formula 1 Grand Prix!
It's a great event, and often attracts around fifty pedal-powered competitors. From juniors to adults. Rules govern the vehicle specifications and team members take turns at powering their creations around the 1- kilometre course; prizes are awarded to winners, and runners up in each of the categories.
What is this crazy event, where competition is fierce, and brings both thrills as well as spills ... but it's all for a good cause.
This years New Milton Hoburne Pedal Car Grand Prix is a charitable event that involves pedal cars of all shapes and sizes racing around the town centre of New Milton. The whole emphasis of the event is to have FUN! The pedal cars vary greatly in design with some very light and aerodynamic competitive cars, whilst others are built to amuse the crowds. Each car has a team of up to four pedallers who can change over as many times as they like, which makes pit lane viewing very interesting for the spectators!
With other family members we went along last Sunday and joined in the fun. Yes, there were thrills and spills but no-one seemed hurt, although some experienced a few grazes, and there were first aiders on stand-by.
I'm sure all who took part take training seriously, my legs would surely ache with all the pedalling
looking quite relaxed these pedallers seem to be doing quite well
here come some down the high street
taking the bend wasn't quite so easy, a few spills happened here
Hope you like Eddie's pictures which give a flavour of this fun charitable event. If you click on the photographs it will enlarge them ... Phew, after all the excitement I needed a cuppa and a slice of low carb lemon cake ... how about you? All the best Jan