WATCH: Knaresborough Bed Race 2014

As the 2014 Knaresborough Bed Race gets underway, James Metcalf reports from the event.

The 49th Knaresborough Bed Race saw the town filled with competitors and spectators alike enjoying the sun and the spectacle of the day.

K'boro Bed Race (14060141AM67)

K'boro Bed Race (14060141AM67)

With 88 teams taking part, the parade of around 630 characters from children’s TV and film made their way through the streets.

And the competition was fierce for best dressed, most entertaining, and fastest team awards handed out throughout the day.

Defending champions Harrogate Harriers once again battled it out with long time rivals Ripon Runners for the fastest team at the 2.4 mile race, winning once again as the fastest team.

See this week’s paper for the full results and interviews with many of the people involved with the day.