Ropley event sees racers get creative with build a 12ft 'tank' in pram race

Daily Echo: The First World War 'tank' in the pram race The First World War 'tank' in the pram race

No prizes for spotting the largest ‘pram’ at the annual race in a Hampshire village.

The cardboard replica First World War tank was hard to miss.

It was the latest creation of the Newts, five villagers who since 2002 have entered the Ropley race by pushing the definition of ‘pram’ to the limit.

This time they entered a 12ft tank created in the last six weeks by Roland Bugler, James Crowley, Michael Ludgate, Graham Arnott and Tim Holliday.

The fancy dress theme inspired racers to dress as Batman and Robin, ancient Greek warriors, Thunderbirds and a First World War biplane.

This year 42 prams took part, starting and finishing at the recreation ground after a two-mile course.

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