CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Somerset Life today CLICK HERE

Bin lorry racing returns to Weston-Super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 15:00 11 June 2018

The NRC 2017 winners - Aylesbury Vale District Council

The NRC 2017 winners - Aylesbury Vale District Council

Archant

The National Refuse Championships is returning to Weston-super-Mare on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June 2018, and promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s event

The first ever National Refuse Championships took place in June 2017 at Weston-super-Mare where over 100 refuse vehicle drivers and loaders from across the UK gathered to compete in a series of races. Over £12,000 was raised for The Alzheimer’s Society and Aylesbury Vale District Council won the title of National Refuse Champions.

Such was the success of the day that the organisers, Gloucestershire-based Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS), have decided to make it an annual event.

Spencer Law, Managing Director of RVS and Founder of the NRC: “I’ve wanted to create the National Refuse Championships for years, but it wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing support and generosity of friends, family, staff and the waste management industry. We are well underway with preparations for this year’s event, which is going to be bigger and better, and we hope to raise even more money for The Alzheimer’s Society.”

Without doubt the most fun event in the waste management industry calendar, the National Refuse Championships is a great opportunity to celebrate our refuse collection crews and the valuable job they do. Members of the pubic are welcome to spectate, free of charge, and there is something for the whole family, no matter how young or old.

This year’s event will be much bigger with double the number of teams. Over 29 crews, from private waste companies and local authorities across the UK, have already signed up. A few places remain but they are going fast!

Teams so far include Biffa, Amey, Grundon, Cawleys, FCS Cleaning, Swindon County Council, Gullivers Truck Hire, Kier, Devon Contract Waste, Oxford City Council, Aberdeen City Council, Weir Waste, Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd, Simply Waste, Cartskips, ASL, Cawleys and Pirtek.

Last year’s winners, Aylesbury Vale District Council, are entering two teams, one of which is all-female, in a bid to defend their title. Each member of the winning team will receive vouchers towards a Center Parcs holiday, second place team members will each receive £250 worth of Buy-A-Gift Vouchers, and third place team members will all receive £200 worth of Spa Day Vouchers.

David Clark, Transport Manager, Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC): “Since winning the event last year there has been so much positivity across the crews and council departments, which is fantastic. It has been great for team-building. Our female crew members are keen to show that they can beat the men.”

This year the event includes an exhibition day on Friday June 15 with seminars, presentations and product demonstrations, as well as activities for schools and children.

The races take place from 10am-5.30pm on Saturday June 16, after which there will be a party held for participants in a Marquee on the Beach Lawns with live music and a Fish ‘n’ Chip supper. The headline sponsor is specialist contract hire, asset finance and fleet management services provider, Indelease.

Refuse vehicle manufacturer, Dennis Eagle, is sponsoring a fundraising drinks reception with live music during the evening on Friday June 15 at Weston-super-Mare Winter Gardens, which has undergone £15m renovation and refurbishment. Imperial Commercials is sponsoring the Start and Finish Lines.

For more information about this year’s event, visit the NRC website.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Somerset Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Somerset Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Somerset Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Simone Stanbrook-Byrne explores two villages on the Mendip Hills and the tranquil paths that link them

Read more
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Whatever the season, we love exploring Portishead!

Read more
Monday, October 1, 2018

Given to the people of Bath as a gift from a local benefactor 80 years ago, the tranquil Alice Park is thriving, as Chrissy Harris discovers

Read more
Friday, September 28, 2018

When a town can boast having three community orchards offering free fruit for all, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. Laurence McJannet marches to Wellington for some culinary surprises

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

As the colder months draw in, and golden and red hues fill the trees, there’s nothing quite like gathering the family for a stroll through the countryside. Embrace the fresh air, wrap up warm and soak in the beauty of Somerset on these 10 autumn walks

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Steve Roberts traces the trials and tribulations behind the construction of a famous Bristol landmark

Read more
Friday, September 14, 2018

This month Andrea Cowan visits Withypool

Read more
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Crunchy leaves under foot, bracing walks in beautiful countryside and along the coast, cream teas in cosy tea rooms and charming pubs with roaring fireplaces – what’s not to love about autumn in the Somerset?

Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A wander through Somerton’s streets reveals a perfectly preserved rural Somerset town, discovers Laurence McJannet

Read more
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Take a family walk in Watchet, exploring both town and countryside, with Simone Stanbrook-Byrne

Read more
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

From beautiful gardens to iconic attractions, fascinating museums to family-friendly theme parks, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a family day out in Somerset

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

There’s nothing more appealing than a row of picture-perfect properties in some of Somerset’s most beautiful locations. Which street is your favourite in the county?

Read more
Monday, August 20, 2018

Steve Roberts steps back in time to see how the Monmouth Rebellion impacted on our county

Read more
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stephen Roberts explores a Somerset manor house packed with centuries of history

Read more
 
A+ South & South West

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

subscription ad


Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search