Crazy Wheels Wanted For Our Street Festival Parade

Written by MiriamSpall on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 21:36

Plans for the Street Event which launches the Festival week are well underway. The event takes place on Saturday 27th June and will start with a parade which has a wacky and wheelie theme.

Have a look in the shed to see if you can find anything which could be renovated for our parade – bicycles, tricycyles, unicycles, scooters, prams, wheelbarrows and wheelchairs can all be transformed into wondrous pedal-powered contraptions and mechanical creatures. The parade will start at the Police Station – led once again by The Suffolk School of Samba who will get the party started with their infectious music and dance – it will make its way up the High Street for the Festival opening at noon. Then onto South Green where people can display their wheeled contraptions. There will be prizes awarded for the best creations. The categories will be - Pram or buggy - Under 8 - 8-12 - 12-16 - 16+ - Business/Group - Best in show The competition will be judged by Ron Fuller, who has been making automata, gifts, clocks and whirligigs for 43 years. Organisers have chosen the wheelie theme so that people can take part at any level, from simply decorating their buggy to making elaborate creations out of wheels. All wheeled items must be pedal powered, nothing motorised please. The inspiration for the parade came from a similar event in Todmorden, Yorkshire – The Fantastical Cycle Parade – which was part of the Tour de France celebrations in 2014. Stay around after the parade for bands, choirs, street entertainers and some surprising contraptions popping up around the High Street. Anyone wanting more information about taking part can do so by e-mailing us at
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