Flotilla at Castle Quay
Saturday 22 April 2017
The Embankment, Bedford
A round Britain tour highlighting wheelchair sports will arrive in Bedford on Saturday April 22nd.
From 10.30am to 11am a colourful dragon boat carrying a special wheel chair that will splash up and down outside the Bedford Swan Hotel stretch of the river. This will be followed by fun and games on the grounds in front of the Castle Mound.
There will be the chance to enter a riverside walk competition and win Love Bedford gift vouchers donated by local Bedford businesses.
The event is part of a nationwide Rotary Club of Great Britain & Ireland and Wheelpower charity relay. The challenge is to find unusual ways to transport a sports wheelchair around the country. In Bedford that will be on the Great River Ouse by a dragon boat – surrounded by other river crafts from local clubs and organisations. They will meet local wheelchair sports stars at the Bedford Swan Hotel terrace between 11am and 12 noon.
A picnic will be held on the Castle Mound grounds in the afternoon – all welcome.