Decorated wheelbarrows and sheep racing were the order of the bank holiday weekend for people living in and visiting Scorton.
The three-day village Bikes and Barrows Festival saw scores of people, many enjoying a day out in the sun, showing up to witness bike and wheelbarrow races, sample local produce and enjoy a host of games and entertainment to raise money for the village. The festival culminated in a sheep race, entered by village farmers. Joanne Golton, one of the organisers, said: “There’s been lots and lots going on, and the village was teaming with people. The whole thing is getting bigger and bigger each year – this year we had 92 decorated wheelbarrows and bicycles across the village.” This year was the third Scorton Bikes and Barrows Festival, which is likely to have raised up to £12,000. The money will be put back into the village.