news

2024 Bed Race

1st February 2024

It’s been a busy week at Striders and so as well as the excitement of the Striders Awards Night on Saturday evening, a couple of days prior to that we picked up our new bed ready for this year’s Knaresborough Bed Race Day.

A special thank you to James Ireland, Men’s Bed Race Captain for 2024 for his hard work , commitment and patience working with local company Planet Steel to ensure that the bed met the club’s specific requirements for ensuring a successful bed race.

The 2023 Striders Men’s Bed Race Team reformed and took the bed out for its maiden outing prior to training on Tuesday evening this week. We were all very impressed and excited about what lies ahead.

In addition, the purchase of a new bed means that Striders now has an extra bed and so this year we have been able to enter four bed race teams into the Knaresborough Bed Race rather than the usual three. If all entries are accepted, then we should have a men’s team a women’s team and two mixed teams. All teams have been entered ahead of the deadline for entries, which is the end of February. Once we have received confirmation about whether all the beds have been accepted then further communications will be provided to all members setting out next steps.