Bin men to race down Weston’s seafront once again

PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 January 2018

The National Refuse Championships. Picture: Jeremy Long.

The National Refuse Championships. Picture: Jeremy Long.

(C)2016 Jeremy Long / JCLPhotography, all rights reserved

One of the most unusual events in 2017’s Weston calendar will return this summer – and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The National Refuse Championships will see refuse crews go head-to-head along the town’s seafront on June 15-16.

Last year’s event drew big crowds and saw more than £12,000 raised for The Alzheimer’s Society.

The organisers announced this week it would be returning once again in a bid to raise even more money for charity.

Event founder Spencer Law said: “I have wanted to create the National Refuse Championships for years, but it would not have been possible without the amazing support and generosity of friends, family, staff and the waste management industry.”

There will be an exhibition day on Friday with seminars and presentations ahead of the main event on Saturday, with races starting at 10am along Marine Parade.

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