An electrician from Badsey is hoping to stun his opponents when he enters a popular soapbox derby later this year.

Tom Gwynn of Glo Electrics has announced he will be taking on the Tetbury Wacky Races this Spring.

Riding the ‘Glo Cart’, Mr Gwynn will face off with other drivers from Evesham and beyond on May Bank Holiday Monday.

He said: “Really excited to announce that we are entering and sponsoring a kart in this year's Tetbury Wacky Races!

“The soapbox was built originally for the soapbox races in Badsey, where I'm from.

“I inherited the kart from a previous competitor who's subsequently retired from the sport.

“I'll be pilot but I will have a trusty maintenance team at my side.”

Mr Gwynn will also once again enter the Badsey race, which takes place on the August Bank Holiday.

The Tetbury Wacky Races was first launched in 2012 as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations by the Tetbury Lions Club.

Since then it has become an annual tradition, but was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Organisers say this year promises to be the “biggest and most exciting yet”.

They added: “Wobbly wagons and crazy carts will be taking over Tetbury when the seventh annual Wacky Races comes to the Cotswolds, complete with family fun and prizes for the winners.

“All the usual suspects have already entered their Karts, and a few challenges from farther afield have thrown their hats in the ring.

“We welcome an entry from Evesham team The Glo Cart sponsored by Glo Electrics. We're hoping for a ‘shocking’ performance.”