Reverend puts revs into Sutton Bridge church
A Scalextric race night for young people in Sutton Bridge proved so popular that the adults now want to have a go themselves.
The venture that grew from the Rev David Oxtoby’s one-time hobby could also lead to a race club being formed at St Matthew’s Church.
Mr Oxtoby said the deanery wanted a series of events for young people.
He said: “This idea of Scalextric racing came from a hobby I had a number of years ago, and since I still had some of the spare track and cars I decided this might make for a fun evening.
“I started to buy second- hand track and cars from different places, and assemble the racing track at the back of the church, growing to the point where we now have a reasonably sized four-lane race track with computer timing and lap counting, and a lot more cars.”
A dozen young people, were served pizza at the latest event and an adult event with a fish and chip supper is planned for February.