CRAZY creations rolled through Herefordshire watched by hundreds of spectators as the annual wheelbarrow race returned to Kington.

Ninja Turtles, super heroes tributes to our war heroes and even a Postman Pat delivered an evening of entertainment at the annual Kington Wheelbarrow Race.

A two horse race at Kington Wheelbarrow Race 2024!A two-horse race at Kington Wheelbarrow Race 2024! (Image: Andy Compton)

The event, held in the small market town in Herefordshire attracts hundreds of spectators from all over the UK, and promises an evening of fun for both those taking part and those watching.

Who needs a limousine? A barrow will do!Who needs a limousine? A barrow will do! (Image: Andy Compton)

Around 20 'teams' took part in the race, which is over a mile long, stopping at ten points in the town to drink half a pint.


Kington Festival chairman Emma Hancocks said “Another fantastic Wheelbarrow Race, probably the best one yet.

Sometimes simple is best!Sometimes simple is best! (Image: Andy Compton)

"Thank you to everyone who entered and provided the entertainment for those who were watching the race.

"I think you’d all agree that John Hussey was at his very best on the microphone this year. See you all next year”.