Bibury Duck Race

Monday 26/12/11 11:00

The Boxing Day Bibury Duck Race returns in 2011, so wrap up warm and cheer on the ducks when the festivities get underway in aid of local charities.

The annual Bibury Duck Race is another of Gloucestershire's more unusual traditions, pulling in the crowds from far and wide each year on Boxing Day and 2011 is no exception.

Every year at 11am on Boxing Day the small, picturesque and tranquil village of Bibury is transformed as thousands of spectators wrap up intheir woolly hats and scarves tro gather along the the River Coln which runs through the village.  While it's hard to imagine what could attract so many people away from the comfort of their homs - with warm fires to sit by, Christmas presents to enjoy and tins of Roses sweets to indulge in - it soon becomes clear when as many as 100 decoy ducks are realeased to race down the river in a unique spectacle.