It was a wacky race that would make Muttley wheeze with envy.

Lining up at the top of a fairly steep hill were an assortment of home-built, non-powered go-karts of all shapes and sizes.

Then they were off, with more than 200 people cheering them on at the popular annual event in Kings Worthy near Winchester. Dozens of racers headed downhill individually with their speeds measured with a speed gun. Carefully placed bales of hay ensured no wayward driving ended in disaster.

The event, now in its sixth year, was organised by local charity A Better Life, which raises funds to help street children in Mongolia.