Each year hundreds of Sydling’s ducks are crammed into baskets and tipped en masse into the fast flowing Sydling Water. They are shouted at and poked with a long pole! The race commentator and energetic young runners keep the hopeful punters updated on the progress of the race. Some ducks get stuck in dense water weed, others upend with their tails in the air but the strongest finish the course. The losers are unceremoniously scooped up and thrown back into baskets until next year!
This is the Sydling Duck Race in aid of Village Hall funds.