The Great Knaresborough Bed Race is one of the most spectacular community events in the UK. First staged in 1966, it features a glorious fancy dress pageant followed by a gruelling 2.4-mile time trial in which teams of six push their 'bed' and its passenger around the beautiful riverside town of Knaresborough, with its castle, cliffs and cobbled streets. The race ends with a 30-yard swim through the icy waters of the River Nidd. It is staged by the Knaresborough Lions to raise funds for worthy causes.
This year, on 13th June 2020, the event cannot take place in its usual form. The outdoor parade and race have been cancelled as it is not possible for people to gather on the streets. However, the Knaresborough Lions are planning a day of fun that you can join from home. There will be various ways for you to participate, both on the day and in the weeks leading up to it. Stay up to date via our website at knaresboroughlions.org/news, and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/knaresborolions/