Put your foot down for Barnstaple Grand Prix 2012

Make the Barnstaple Grand Prix even bigger and better this May.

PETROL and pedal heads are being invited to put their foot down and make the Barnstaple Grand Prix on Sunday, May 13 a classic cauldron of thrills and spills to remember.

Registration is now open for the second instalment of the nail-biting event that last year saw thousands flock to the town centre to watch hotly-contested pedal car and lawn mower races raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

This year organisers Petroc and BID Barnstaple have teamed up with sponsors Silverstreet Automotive and plan to make race day even bigger and better, with the addition of a number of new categories and races.

Individuals, family groups, friends and local organisations or companies are invited to sign up fir the races and get working on their own human or petrol powered mean machines.

“Last year the race generated a real buzz in Barnstaple and I believe events like this drum up business and really raise the profile of the town,” said race director Sam Metcalfe.

“Last year we had teams made up of Scouts, school children, businesses and community groups. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your expertise and fitness whilst, at the same time, having a fantastic day out.”

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Prizes will be given to the top three in each category, with other awards for creativity and ingenious engineering. There will be a special award for the team that raises the most money for the hospice.

A spectacular programme is planned to provide entertainment, with live music on the Square, fairground rides, food vendors, street performers and children’s entertainers.

Spaces are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. To enter a team go to www.petroc.ac.uk/grandprix or for more information email events@petroc.ac.uk or call 01271 852402.

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