All go at Denholm in annual challenge

GO-KART enthusiasts descend on Denholm for the annual Border Bogie Challenge next weekend.

The contest and village fair on May 26 attracts racers from as far afield as Inverness and Dover, with money raised going towards village projects.

One of the organisers, Rob Armstrong, said: “This is one of the country’s premier downhill gravity racing events.”

The one-kilometre time trial down a hill is the first of the season’s Scottish Cartie Association Championship events. And an increased entry of about 40 adults and children will race their bogies down the village’s Dean Road.

Race organiser Tony Lockey said: “The competition is expected to draw a few thousand visitors this year with races for two, three and four-wheeled gravity carts, as well as the unique-in-the-UK King/Queen of the Hill bike challenge down the Dean Road adding excitement and bringing in tourism and much-needed local community funds.”

The King/Queen of the Hill event features jumps and chicanes, and is open to cyclists over 16.

Mr Lockey said: “Last year we raised over £4,000 for the church roof fund and also brought in much-needed income for the school and playgroup for the kids’ benefit in terms of trips.”

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