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Race to the Church returns to Taplow

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High-speed thrills came to the roads of Taplow as custom-built karts raced down the High Street on Monday for charity.

It was the second Race to the Church event held in the village, and was set up by residents to help raise money for Thames Valley Adventure Playground, which provides fun events for children and adults with special needs, and celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

The competition, which raised more than £1,900 from entry fees, saw more than 20 carts made especially for the race whizz down the High Street, which was closed off for the afternoon.

Cllr Jamie Barnard, a member of Taplow Parish Council who helped organise the event, said: “There were a whole load of prizes. It was fantastic.”

Straw bales lined the edges of the road where dozens of spectators watched.

The race was previously held in 2011.

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