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Shropshire Town will Grind to a Halt with Inaugural Truck Pull Event (15th October 2014)

Shropshire Town will Grind to a Halt with Inaugural Truck Pull Event

Oswestry's Church Street will grind to a halt as teams of the town’s toughest take to the streets in a spectacular test of physical and mental endurance.

Rob Walker – Owner at Crossfit, Tudor Griffiths- TG Group, Gary Payne – Team Captain at The British Ironwork Centre & Steve White- Community Enablement Officer (Oswestry Town)

The inaugural Oswestry Truck Pull takes place on November 1st and it is hoped that it will become an annual event to draw greater visitor numbers into the town centre and improve footfall for local retailers.

Teams of six, in full Halloween regalia, from local clubs, companies and organisations will battle to be crowned the most powerful by being the fastest to pull an 11.5 tonne truck along Church Street. A day of family-friendly fun is planned, with organisers inviting anyone interested in providing music, stalls and entertainment – or, should they feel brave enough to rise to the challenge, to enter a team - to get in touch.

Gary Payne – Team Captain at The British Ironwork Centre, Steve White- Community Enablement Officer (Oswestry Town) , Rob Walker – Owner at Crossfit, Tudor Griffiths- TG Group

Alongside promoting tourism, it is hoped that the event will help to raise funds for Hope House Children’s Hospice and other good causes.

Clive Knowles, Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre which, alongside Crossfit Oswestry’s Rob Walker, Leader of Shropshire Council, Councillor Keith Barrow, and Tudor Griffiths of TG Group, is helping to organising the event, said “The Truck Pull is already creating great excitement in the town. We hope to help to bring more visitors into Oswestry to enjoy everything our town has to offer. We’d be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to be involved – all are welcome, we’re aiming for this to be a truly collaborative, community event to be enjoyed by people of all ages.”

Councillor Barrow said “It is great to work so positively with local partners who share the same passion that I have for Oswestry. This is a very exciting event for the Oswestry and holding it in the town centre supports local retailers along with creating a fun day out for residents to enjoy. Hopefully this is the start of new, annual event for the Oswestry Calendar.”