Truly a Grand occasion

PEDAL power put the latest installment of Horsell’s Grand May Fayre into top gear on Bank Holiday Monday.

The annual celebrations on Wheatsheaf Common received an injection of adrenaline thanks to stars of the show MAD, a mountain bike stunt display team, who fittingly topped the bill at one of the first ever fayres.

BOLTS FROM THE BLUE - Beavers prepare for the relay races

BOLTS FROM THE BLUE – Beavers prepare for the relay races

Having gone full ‘cycle’, the main man in the hot seat earlier this week was Nick Manning, who ramped up the noise as he leaped from ledges and navigated his way across a treacherous circuit riveted with dangerous drops

But the stunt men weren’t the only team to raise pulses and the riders had to share the limelight with the ever-popular stars from Summerscales Performing Arts.

The youngsters certainly had cause to blow their own trumpet as they executed flawless routines to cheering crowds.

The usual array of stalls, tombola and raffle prizes had visitors parting with their cash, while dads made sure to drink the traditional ale tent dry.

Special this year was a celebration of 100 years of Brownies, plus the return of a military vehicles display which has proved a big hit with gleeful guests in recent years. The fayre acts as a major fundraising event for the
Horsell Scout and Guide group, with funds going towards equipping their new headquarters.

After the 36th edition of the fayre organisers said: “Horsell Scouts and Guides are very grateful to our 2014 sponsors – Freedom Leisure working with Woking Borough Council, Trident Honda in Ottershaw, and Seymours Estate Agents of Horsell.

“Without their enthusiastic and generous support the fayre would struggle to exist.”

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