Plans are well underway for our event on June 15th, 2014, which hopefully will again be in partnership with Horwich Carnival. Although there is some concern about proposed traffic calming measures in Horwich Town Centre, we hope that we can work round the plans to run our event as usual.
The Unicyclists are keen to join in again and their popularity last year will hopefully bring in the crowds again for their national event. We are proposing a new race - the Horwich Mad Dash, which will be for riders on scooters, skateboards and small-wheel unicycles. The details of this are being worked out.
All this is in addition to the usual cycling, running and walking events, although the Orienteers will not be taking part. They will be back again in 2015.
Horwich Festival of Racing presented a cheque in September to Bolton Mountain Rescue Team for £600. This was in recognition of the standby casualty care cover provided by the team during the racing event on 16th June, 2013. Horwich Festival of Racing expressed their gratitude for the excellent service which has been provided over the past few years.
1. Team Leader Gary Rhodes receives the cheque from Barbara Ronson (President), Neil Brown (Chairman) and John Smith (Chairman of Lostock Athletic Club)
2. A young unicyclist from this year’s event enters into the Carnival spirit.