Weird world of sport

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

THE sport of Bed Rac­ing has been em­braced by the peo­ple of the North York­shire Town of Knares­bor­ough.

The first race in 1965 was only open to Army, Navy and Amer­i­can Marines, but now the com­pe­ti­tion is open to any­one.

The com­peti­tors race in teams of six, plus one on the bed. Each team must pro­vide their own bed, dec­o­rated in the theme for the year. The bed runs on four wheels, but also need to be able to float.

The 3km run race be­gins and ends at Conyn­g­ham Hall.

About half­way through the run, the teams face the one-in-five gra­di­ent climb to Cas­tle Top be­fore it’s back down the hill and to­ward the fi­nal chal­lenge cross­ing a river.

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