SLIDESHOW: Residents roll up for Belton Barrow Race

Isle residents had a wheelie great time at the weekend with the return of the much-loved Belton Barrow Race.

The tradition, which dates back to the 1950s and sees plucky volunteers race around the village in wheelbarrows, returned on Sunday following a three year break.

Dozens of teams entered races in different categories for children, adults and veterans.

Each race started off from The Wheatsheaf pub and took in various routes around Belton.

The adults’ race saw teams tackle a route of more than three miles.

Competitors aged over 18 also stopped off at the Crown Inn, where they were given the choice of either downing half a pint of beer or throwing it over their heads to cool down.

Adele Neale, 38, secretary of the organising committee, said: “It was a great day and everyone really got behind it.

“Everyone can remember the race growing up but there hasn’t been one since 2010. A few of us got together several months ago and decided to re-start it.

“We have raised more than £3000 for the event and we have enough to organise one again next year and beyond.”

The day also featured a range of stalls, bouncy castle and children’s activities.

Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, and Andrew Percy MP handed out the awards.

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