Wheelbarrow Race set to bring New Year's Day fun to Ponteland

The popular Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race will be going ahead as planned on New Year’s Day.

Friday, 31st December 2021, 3:28 pm
Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race. Picture by June Atkinson, Ponteland Photographic Society.

The event was cancelled last year due to Covid-19 but organisers have decided to press ahead with the tradition welcoming in 2022.

The mile-long course is keeping with tradition by starting and ending at The Blackbird. Adults and children will take part in races from noon.

The event will once again raise money for St Oswald’s Hospice and Tynedale Hospice at Home, which provide care and support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

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And the pub will continue the celebrations after the races have ended, with a selection of food and drink available outdoors at the venue.

Record crowds came along for the 2020 event and organisers Ponteland 41 Club, supported by Ponteland Rugby Club, are hoping for another great turnout on January 1.

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