That traditional good ol’ British past-time of careering down a hill with a pram is back! Cheesy funsters Club de Fromage have teamed up with Uncool Events to launch the inaugural Great British Pram Race on July 23.
The plan is to release buggy racers from the top of Alexandra Palace for a 3.56km speedy and bouncy jaunt around the parkland. There’s also a shorter 0.65km race for 3-6 year-olds and 7-12 year-olds.
So dig deep into cupboards, raid car boot sales for vintage models, pick up discarded prams on the street, build your own or, for the ultra competitive, get a babysitter in and use your child’s brand new all-terrain, aluminium, lightweight three-wheeler.
There are a few rules, most of which make a lot of sense: no babies or children in the prams during the race and strictly no Gladiator-style blades to be attached to wheels. The smart stroller roller will tuck some water bottles into their pram as the route includes going uphill as well as down. Finally, there are prizes for the best fancy dress so it pays to pimp yo’ pram.
Entrance fee is £5 per person. Children aged 3-6 years are free but must be accompanied by an adult. The event is also a fundraiser for The Motor Neurone Disease Association and Parkinson’s UK.