Record-breaking day for Pedal Car Race

The parade of pedal car competitors.
The parade of pedal car competitors.

A record number of spectators turned out to watch the sixth annual Ellon Pedal Car Race which took place on Sunday.

The organisers estimated around 2,000 to 3,000 people made up the crowds around Ellon’s roads to watch the 16 cars take part in the race.

Cyclists take a corner on the race circuit.

Cyclists take a corner on the race circuit.

The day’s activities got underway with five age group cycle races taking part in the morning and early afternoon.

There were also two, one-mile road races which took place and attracted a total of 40 runners.

Chairman of the Pedal Car Race, Mike Watson, said: “The weather played its part in making this years event attract what could well have been a record attendance.

“This was the first time we have seen runners take part and hopefully this will provide a platform to build on for future events.”

The winners of this year’s race were Captain Chicos Privateers.

This is the fourth year that the race has been organised by the Ellon Rotary Club and over the past three years the annual event has raised just under £20,000 for various charities. The main sponsors were Jim Jamieson Quarries.

This year the money raised will help to support the Friends of the Special Nursery at Aberdeen’s Maternity Hospital as well as other causes identified by the Rotary Club.