Cartie racers get ready to roll

Hydrus sponsor Cartie Race. 'Gavin Brymer vice chairman and Bill Sturrock chairman of Brechin Bravo, Hydrus director Graham Shewan, Iain McDonald and driver Cailean Livingstone.

Hydrus sponsor Cartie Race. 'Gavin Brymer vice chairman and Bill Sturrock chairman of Brechin Bravo, Hydrus director Graham Shewan, Iain McDonald and driver Cailean Livingstone.

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BRAVO Brechin is preparing to host its third ‘Halloween in the City’ cartie race this Saturday (October 18).

The event has received sponsorship from local business Hydrus, who are also entering a team in to the cartie race as well.

A total of 28 teams have submitted carties for the event, with people travelling from as far as Glasgow and Edinburgh to take part.

BRAVO are on the look out for volunteers and marshals to help with the event, whether its setting or dismantling the track, marshalling at the event or helping on a fund-raiser still, all help is appreciated.

There is a meeting for all helpers tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 p.m. at the Print Matters office (The Old City Club) on Commerce Street so please come along if you can.

The track, which will extend to River Street like last year, will be getting set up from 6 p.m. on Friday night, starting at the top of the High Street.

The High Street, Church Street and Bridge Street will be closed during the event from 6 p.m. on Friday, October 17, until 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 18.

Union Street will also be closed from the junction at Bridge Street from 6 p.m. on Friday, October 17, until 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 18.

It’s not just the race that will entertain crowds, live music has been arranged with bands playing in the Brechin Leisure Centre car park and Hornes carnivals will also be attending.

Gavin Brymer, vice chairman of BRAVO, added: “There’s going to be a toddlers’ go kart track set up.

“A BRAVO bazaar will be set up in Church Street with market style stalls selling a variety of items.”

Practice runs for the cartie race are expected to start at around 10 a.m. and end at 11.30 a.m.

Unlike previous years, carties will be transported back up the race track by tractor.

After the practice runs, there will be a demo from the gravity bikes, followed by a performance from the City of Brechin and District Pipe Band at 11.45 a.m. before the real racing starts at 12 noon.

With 100 vuvuzela-style horns to give out to children on the day of the race, it’s sure to be a fantastic atmosphere.