A GROUP of Viking paddlers swapped their long boat for a different type of rower on the waters around Pershore this weekend.

The team took part in the Spice Adventure Groups Annual Championships Dragon Boat Event at the King Georges Playing Field on River Avon on Sunday, July 13.

The event was organised by the Pershore Greyhounds Dragon Boat Group and saw about a dozen teams from Spice groups around the country battle it out throughout the day.

The event was supported by Mercia Rescue providing safety cover.