World Barrow Rally
Championships in Ozanköy
By Margaret Sheard…..
We have received some wonderful news of a very different type of event to be held in Ozanköy on Sunday 4th October starting at 1pm. This is a wheelbarrow rally with decorated wheelbarrows going around Ozanköy in a timed rally much like a car rally.
The event is being organised by David Miller and this is what he has told us about this fun event.
It will be 5TL for each person to enter teams and collect Bricks (fines) along the way. There will be a prize of a case of beer for the nearest to the perfect time, a bottle of bubbly for the best decorated Barrow, a meal for two with a drink at The Grafton for the most bricks collected. Spectators are asked to buy a water gun and wet them down as they pass though the village and put some change in their barrow. This is going to be a great day.
David told us that this started off, as most ideas do, in the pub over a beer or two, he was trying to find an idea that had not been done before that would be fun to do and raise funds for a charity, so The World Barrow Rally Championships was born.
It was decided not to have a race or to carry people in a barrow which could lead to accidents , so the idea of bricks being put in the barrows as fines along the way came about.
To add to the fun everyone is expected to be a policeman and silly rules will apply i.e left handed drinking at all times etc etc, and spectators are asked to bring water guns to wet down the teams as they make their way around the streets..
So far there are seven special stages (pubs) where a drink must be bought which can be non alcoholic, but it must be at least 33cl or take a fine. All fines will be 5TL, disputing a fine 5TL, water hazard 5TL, WC use 5TL etc etc
All money raised will be donated to Tulips/Help Those with Cancer Association and The Masons.
David, the organiser is donating the case of beer, a newlywed couple, Becky and James, on their honeymoon have donated a bottle of bubbly, and The Grafton have donated a meal for two with drinks, so if you win or have the most fines you can still win something.
If you want to enter with your barrow or learn more about this fun event contact David Miller by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 05428877661 and you can also visit the facebook page by clicking here