Bonsall to host world hen racing championships

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This Saturday crowds are eggspected to flock to the most quirky and eggcentric of all the events on the Derbyshire summer calendar - the annual World Championship Hen Races.

The event, held on the first Saturday of August every year in Bonsall, is the 28th organised event, although the tradition of hen racing goes back hundreds of years in the area.

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Last year a record 48 hens were entered from all over the country, with a new world record set of 5.8 seconds.

Colette Dewhurst, organiser of the event, and landlady of the Barley Mow, where the event is held, said: “It’s completely mad I know, but it’s a great day out and we always have a good laugh.

“The event attracts a lot of characters and is quite a spectacle.”

The event starts at 1pm with registration from noon and those wishing to take part or wanting more information should contact Colette at the Barley Mow pub on 01629 825685.