Appledore Quay was a lively place on Saturday evening as Appledore Gig Club held its annual Two Bridges Race.

Clubs from Appledore, Torridge, Ilfracombe and Clovelly took part in a friendly, but competitive, atmosphere over a course between the two ‘new’ bridges of Bideford and Barnstaple. This meant the men’s crews rowing nine miles from Bideford to Barnstaple and the ladies’ crews seven miles back to Appledore.

Ilfracombe were winners in both the races, with Appledore taking second place in the men’s race and Torridge coming second the ladies.

A great evening’s rowing ended with celebrations and awards at Appledore’s newly refurbished Seagate Hotel.

North Devon clubs will be out in force this week-end with others from the South West at the Taw and Torridge Gig Regatta which takes place on Saturday morning from Instow beach.