VIDEO: Thrills and spills in the Matlock Raft Race

It may have been one of the wettest Christmasses we’ve seen in recent years, but that wasn’t going to put the plucky contestants in the Boxing Day Raft Race off.

The annual race, from Matlock to Cromford, went ahead as planned thanks to the hard work of its organisers the Derbyshire Association of Sub–Aqua Clubs.

Matlock boxing day raft race.

Matlock boxing day raft race.

Click on the link above to see a video of the thrilling event.

Click on the link at the right hand side of the page to see pictures from the event.