Ready, steady, wheel

PREPARATIONS are well under way for a traditional Ponteland event.

The annual Wheelbarrow Race will once again take place on New Year’s Day at noon.

The course, which starts and ends at the Blackbird Inn, is just over one mile in total. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the men’s, ladies’ and juniors’ races.

Organised by Ponteland 41 Club and Ponteland Rugby Club, the event also raises money for good causes and this year’s proceeds will go to The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Prostate Cancer Charity.