HUNDREDS of people gathered outside a pub in the sunshine yesterday to cheer on competitors in an annual pram race.

There were all manner of contraptions and eye-catching costumes ranging from chickens to cavemen.

The Bolney pram race started and finished outside the Eight Bells Pub in The Street, Bolney.

Crowds swarmed the village to watch as the home-made prams and their creators raced.

Organiser Pippa Welsh, 25, said: “It has been an absolutely amazing day.

“We have had all sorts of different themed prams from Ghostbusters to Pacman to Noah’s Ark.”

The popular event includes a mile and a half race for adults and a slightly shorter route for children.

Entrants have to make their own prams.

This winner of this year’s adult race was “Boob Slippers”, a group dressed up as giant boobs who ran the race in just over seven minutes.

And for the juniors the prize went to “Madness and Mayhem”, a group dressed in the “most whacky and crazy way” according to co-organiser Michaela Strahan, 53.

She said: “It’s been incredible. I have been organising this for two years, last year was great but this year has been fantastic.”

The best-dressed pram went to the “Simpson Sisters” from the children’s teams.

Michaela said: “The winner made a hat out of 450 blue marshmallows.

“I mean wow.”

Best dressed for the adults was the Troglodytes, a group disguised as cavemen.

The best pram prize in the children’s race went to Fortnight Default, a Space Invader themed pram, and for the adults it went to a Noah’s Ark-themed buggy.

Since 2004, the race has raised in more than £100,000 for charity.

This year it’s supporting Kangaroos Disability Clubs, which support young people with learning difficulties, and special needs, and SERV Sussex, which provides night time transportation of blood, blood products and other medical items for NHS Hospitals across Sussex.