The British Pedal Car Championship took place at the Evesham Velo Park Circuit over the weekend.

Round 2 of the championship attracted 21 human-powered cars from all over the country.

The drivers engaged in a thrilling 6-hour race under clear skies on Sunday, May 5.

Each car was managed by four teammates, blending the physical challenge of cycle racing with motor racing strategies.

The race was a concoction of high speed action, mechanical issues, and various team tactics.

Evesham Journal: Over 21 cars took part in the event

It saw the lead position change hands several times, keeping spectators on their toes.

Finally, Royce from Bournemouth emerged victoriously, finishing just 11 seconds ahead of Wing Racers from Leighton Buzzard.

The local team, Apollo Racing from Rugby, secured the third position, just eight seconds behind.

All three top teams completed 280 laps, covering over 113 miles.

The junior classes were equally intense, with Swebbelli Racing from Rugby Explorer Scouts snatching the under 18’s win.

The under 16’s title went to Trinity from High Wycombe, while the newcomers, 1st Upton on Seven Scouts, clinched victory in the under 14’s category.

Jeremy Featherstone, Chairman of the British Federation of Pedal Car Racing said: "The racing left everyone breathless, physically and emotionally!

"A finish like this, closer than a lot of Grands Prix, shows just what a fantastic sport pedal car racing is."

He further added: "Where else can scouts compete against triathletes on the same circuit at the same time?

"Where else can a team based in a garden shed on a council estate take on a team like Royce Engineering who make components for Olympic gold medal-winning cyclists?

"We had drivers today from the ages of twelve right up to nearly eighty!

"This is a sport you can enjoy at your own level.

"We race hard, but we race with respect and that showed through in bucketfuls today."

After this thrilling weekend, the British Pedal Car Championship will move onto its flagship event, The Unusual Rigging Limited Shenington 24 Hour Race, scheduled for the last weekend of June.

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