Bed Race Means First for Henshaws Team

Henshaws is putting its shoulders to the wheels when the Great Knaresborough Bed Race comes to the town on Saturday 11 June.

Five members of team HENCHshaws stood around their bed during a training session

Team HENCHshaws

For the first time, Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate is entering a team in the Knaresborough Bed Race. Team HENCHshaws will take to the streets to pit their fitness against the other teams in gruelling bed push which sees competitors tackle Knaresborough’s steep slopes and cross the River Nidd.

Alex Dawson, Simon Herbert, Louisa Hemmings, Helen Richardson, James Waterfall and Luiza Wolanska-Luc all work at the College and have been hard at work designing their bed and training for the push.

Recycling and Reusing

Deputy programme lead at the College Alex Dawson said: “Students and staff have all been very supportive of our efforts and it should be a great day, not only for the team but also for everyone who comes to watch. Our theme will be recycling and reusing and to do this we are going to have an eco-friendly wedding theme, where all of the costumes will be second-hand clothing or made from recyclable materials.”

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Celebrate at Bed Fest

Meanwhile, Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough is hosting its own supporting event with Bed Fest. The centre is on the route of the race so visitors can watch the bed parade from its gates and see them speed down Bond End before they cross the river.

There will be a barbecue, pizza oven, Mexican food and hog roast, with bars provided by Major Toms, Harrogate Brewery and Turning Point. Local musicians will provide the entertainment and advance purchase tickets are available for £5.00 until Friday 10 June. Under 17s attend free of charge but will require a ticket for entry, while complimentary carer tickets are available. Tickets will be available on the day at £7.50.

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