Freestyle kayaking raises cash for charity
DOZENS of free-styling kayakers flipped over Flowerpot Weir to raise cash for charity.
The freestyle and boater competition, nicknamed the Potsrodeo, is run by Exeter University canoe club and will be in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust.
Teams from all over the UK competed in the event – some dressed in wild west costumes.
All contestants had to be over the age of 18 and up for a major kayaking challenge.
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Andy Ball, from the Exeter University Canoe Club, described the day as "awesome".
He said: "The competition was open to any novice, intermediate or expert canoeist and it all happened at the Mill on the Exe.
"Exeter University Radio DJs played music all day. There were several heats throughout the day and the final was held after sundown with floodlights on the river. There's nothing locally like this event and we wanted to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance again. We raised £700 earlier in the year. It's nice to know they'll be there to save us if we need it."
The post-challenge party was held in the Revelry Bar at the Cellar Door Nightclub on the Quay. Profits from refreshments were also dontaed to the charity. People are invited to join the Pot srodeo Facebook group or follow them on Twitter @Pots Rodeo.