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Bed Race 2020 Unplugged Update

Not only the Knaresborough Lions but numerous other charities are missing out on donations and publicity because of the changes to Bed Race this year. Find out more about some of those charities here:

This year the Great Knaresborough Bed Race is a virtual, online event called ‘Bed Race 2020 Unplugged’, on Saturday 13 June 2020.

Here's the plan for the day:

  • 12:00 Virtual Balloon Race ends (meanwhile, keep up with it here:; deadline for quiz and treasure hunt
  • 13:00 Town Crier followed by Virtual Parade streamed online by Stray FM (at
  • Between parade and race: Music by The Directors, Hot Sauce and Natalie Duncan (at
  • 14:55 Mayor of Knaresborough announces the race (at
  • 15:00 Virtual Race (created by Sirastudio) streamed online by Stray FM (at
  • After the race: Speech by the Lion President, Jon Smithells (at
  • 15:30 Party at home: Clubbercise with Gilly to get you up and active (at (Restricted numbers - priority to first arrivals. DISCLAIMER: If you engage in this dance workout/exercise class, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself and you agree to hereby waive, release and therefore discharge Clubbercise Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge from any and all responsibility or liability for injuries or damage resulting from your participation in any of the activities in this class. You need to ensure your own surroundings are clear and safe to participate in these activities. RECORDING OR SHARING OF ANY FOOTAGE OF THIS CLASS IS NOT PERMITTED.)
  • 16:00 Announcement of prize winners (for the quiz, treasure hunt, parade and balloon race) (at
  • After our programme of events finishes, go over to the Henshaws Facebook page for a quiz by DJ Trev starting at 16:15 and a music set by DJ and Henshaws ambassador Rory Hoy.

Throughout the day, share your Bed Race Day fun via Facebook: post your messages, pictures and videos at

Looking Forward to the Future by Darian Bridge