An enjoyable day out was had by all at the Royal Manx Agricultural Show at Knockaloe Farm, Patrick, with star attractions including the world record breaking 3sixty cycle stunt team and a bungee run challenge. Around 20,000 visitors attended the show which saw a Galloway bull crowned as this year’s Supreme Champion. The bull – named Klondyke Powerplay – is owned by John and Alison Teare of Ballavair Farm, Bride. Other highlights included a fantastic falconry display show from Ridgeside Falconry and a spectacular medieval jousting display from the Stampede Stunt Company. The 3sixty cycle stunt team were making their debut at the show which is sponsored by Manx Telecom. Riders Chris Lambton, Alex Wray, and Rich Pearson thrilled crowds with a nail-biting display of tricks on trials bicycles and also took time out to pass their skills on to local children.
At Manx Telecom’s Ultima tent visitors took part in a bungee run challenge in a battle to win the fastest on-Island broadband service free for a year. In pairs, competitors were tethered to a bungee rope and ran down an inflatable track with the winner of each heat then having their name entered into a prize draw. The Ultima broadband prize was won by Mrs Irene Dean from Birch Hill. Voirrey Barron, Manx Telecom Marketing Communications Manager, said:
“This year’s show was a truly fantastic event and we were delighted with the popularity of the Ultima tent and especially the bungee run challenge. It has proven very popular with all ages taking part in the challenge and, much like our Ultima broadband service, provided lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family.”
If you missed the 3sixty team go to www.3sixty.me.uk to see videos of them in action.