Pedalling toward a Grand Prix

Some of the pedal cars, with president Julian Needham holding Megan Ainsworth's Olympic torch
Some of the pedal cars, with president Julian Needham holding Megan Ainsworth's Olympic torch
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Members of Gainsborough Rotary Club are putting the final touches to their Pedal Car Grand Prix event, to be held on Sunday 12th August in the grounds of Queen Elizabeth’s High School.

Entrance and parking are free and hot food and drinks are available from 10am with tea and cakes a little later. A beer tent will be open all day.

Practice laps start at 11am and the race begins at 2pm. Fifteen new cars have now been adapted to make them safer and easier to drive.

And there are several prizes to be won - first, second and third, fastest lap and best-dressed team. Teams of ten will be competing.

In addition to the Grand Prix there will be a six-a-side football tournament and free football coaching, trade, craft and charity stalls, a children’s fair and games, including an inflatable.

Louth and Lincs Association will put on a classic car display, while the Apex Gymnastic Club - sponsored by Rotary - will show off their skills.

Yorkshire Volunteers Band will also perform to entertain the crowd. And Megan Ainsworth, world and Commonwealth power lifting champion, will bring her Olympic torch for all to see.

On a more sober note, the Rotary Stroke Association will be on hand to offer advice.

Rotarian Ray Woollard said: “The prime consideration is to make the event a family one, with something to interest all age groups.”

See www.rotarygrandprix.co.uk for more information.