I’ve been to Knaresborough Bed Race last year and I enjoyed it a lot, so this year we went to see the race again. Yesterday was the 51st race since its beginning in 1966 and it’s a very hard course of 2.4 miles. This year the theme was Cities of the World. Each team was assigned a city a few months before the race.
We arrived at the park&ride around 11.30 and we’ve decided to walk to the centre to see the parade. We bought some delicious desserts from a local bakery and we found great spots for the parade. I had to choose a few of the beds that I liked more because there were 90, too many to feature on this post.
The team number 30 was The rocket men and their city was Budapest. I had to look online to see that the design was based on the inventor of the Rubik’s Cube, Rubik Erno. Or their inspiration might be the Rubik’s Cube Museum. I’ve been to Budapest, but I went to the more known locations and missed this very interesting museum.
At 3pm the race started, with each team going at intervals of 10 seconds.
We saw most of the teams starting and we then went to see them going into the river Nidd.
Everybody was waiting to see who was the winning team. The 2016 race results are published on their website, see here.
It was fun, like last year. We will go to see the race next year too.