‘Mad’ friends pull bus around motor circuit

Kenny Smith and bus
Kenny Smith and bus

A GROUP of ‘mad’ friends have pledged to try to create a new record by pulling a 1950’s red London bus around Goodwood Motor Circuit to raise money for The Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

Kenny Smith, 44, from Aldingbourne - creator of the annual fund raising event called ‘MS Circuit Challenge’ - will take on the challenge with 11 friends during this year’s event on May 17.

“We are all around the same age and all as mad as one another,” said Kenny.

“In the past, my friends from Rew Auto Services, in Lavant, has pulled a lorry around and they asked me to be part of the team this year.

“We decided a big London bus would be quite impressive and we don’t think anyone else has ever pulled a bus around a motor circuit before so we are thinking of going to the Guinness Book of Records to se if we can make a record.”

The 12 friends will take on the feat of strength which will see them pull a nine tonne one of a kind route-master style bus around the 2.4 mile track.

In the morning there will be a 50 mile cycle challenge for those who fancy a traffic free smooth ride around the track but it’s in the afternoon where the bus will take to the track

People who take part will be encouraged to wear fancy dress, cycle, roller skate, run, walk their dogs, pogo stick their way around.

There will be prizes for various categories and every finisher will get a medal

People on mobility scooters will also be welcome.

As well as all the fun in the track there will also be stalls, raffles, bouncy castles, face painting, cakes, tombolla, and a large picnic area.

The MS Circuit Challenge starts at 9am and goes on until 4pm.

Advanced tickets are available from the MS Trust web site.

To donate to Kenny’s cause visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/kennysmith