VIDEO: Knaresborough Bed Race 2013

An estimated 30,000 turned out in Knaresborough on Saturday to enjoy the Great Knaresborough Bed Race.

The unusual event is now in its 48th year and raised an estimated £100,000 for charity.

kna  The Greentech Gladiators team in the Knaresborough Bed Race 2013.  (130608M2o)

kna The Greentech Gladiators team in the Knaresborough Bed Race 2013. (130608M2o)

Over 600 people in 91 teams took part in the race itself with Harrogate Harriers clinching victory with a record time.

Prior to the race the teams took part in a parade around the streets of Knaresborough, displaying floats decorated to this year’s theme ‘Myths and Legends’.

The First Scriven Scout Groups George and the Dragon themed float won the best dressed float and MP Andrew Jones voted The Killer Queens as the most entertaining team.

He said: “The Bed Race is one of my favourite events in the annual calendar. Knaresborough has an extra buzz about it as thousands flock here to support the teams.

“Judging the ‘most entertaining bed’ during the parade was great fun, there were many imaginative designs and performances and the crowds were kept entertained.

“The teams put in a lot of effort out on the course as well, it must have been tough in that heat, but all the beds came in under 25 minutes, so congratulations to everyone.”

See this weeks Harrogate Advertiser for a full round up with pictures, out on Thursday June 13.