Excitement is building as the countdown to the 2022 Great Knaresborough Bed Race begins. The event, to be held on Saturday 11 June, is reviving the annual extravaganza after two years of cancellation due to the pandemic.
In the build-up to the event there will be special briefings for the teams and the volunteer marshals at the Knaresborough Working Men’s Club, starting at 7pm on 18 May.
It is expected that 20,000 to 30,000 people will come to watch this iconic event. There will be extra train and bus services, and there is a free park-and-ride service operating from Knaresborough Technology Park and ALM in the east of the town to the High Street.
Roads will begin closing from 10.30 am in the centre of Knaresborough and parking will be suspended all day on the race route. Organisers of Bed Race, the Knaresborough Lions say that it is hoped that road closures will be lifted from around 6 pm.
Shops, cafes and pubs in Knaresborough will be open, and there are attractions in Conyngham Hall Field for children. The cost for entry to Conyngham is £3 per adult, with those 16 and under getting in free.