The famous Pedalo Speed Trials are set to make a splash on the Isle of Wight in June, with the exciting news that the event will be held at Ryde Canoe Lake this year for the first time in the history of the competition.
Competitors from up and down the country will compete in the timed-lap trials, with teams of four taking to their pedalos in a bid to win the prestigious ‘Rudder Cup’. The sport has seen its fair share of ups and downs in the recent 12 months due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and in particular, the restrictions placed upon team sports.
Despite fierce competition from several other towns, Ryde was successful in its bid to host the trials, with hopes that the event will draw in visitors from not only across the Island but also from more far afield as travel guidance changes. The influx of spectators to the shoreside venue is expected to help kickstart the economy of the town, with boosts predicted for nearby establishments.
Whilst entries are now closed for new teams, Islanders are encouraged to join in the fun by attending the free-to-watch event, with reminders that forms for entering 2022’s trials will be available from an on-site kiosk, along with merchandise.
This year’s Pedalo Speed Trials are set to take place between the 16th and 19th of June this year, with more details set to be released soon.