February 28, 2018 Events

We marked the start of the Year of the Dog at Serpentine Green with… a dragon boat!

Shoppers joined us to climb aboard and beat the drum to mark Chinese New Year and encourage more entrants to the 20th Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival.


Organised by Gable Events it’s all happening on Saturday June 9 at Peterborough Rowing Lake, Thorpe Meadows and up to 50 teams will battle it out over the 200-metre course, cheered on by their supporters who’ll be able to enjoy lots of bankside activities between races.

Dragon-Boats-ESP-18ESP is proud to be the print media partner for the event and our ESP Motley Crew will be climbing aboard once again to challenge local businesses, groups and organisations to a great day of racing.

We had such a laugh last year and would encourage anyone thinking of giving it a go to sign up. You really don’t need to be an expert or super fit and it’s a really enjoyable day out in between races chilling with a BBQ on the bank enjoying commentary by Connect FM.

Several teams have been quick to sign up already including XL Displays, Rawlinsons, Fitzwilliam Hospital, Froglife, PJ Care Ltd, Manor Fresh, PS Financials, Ballast Phoenix, Buckles and of course the main event sponsor Motorpoint.

It’s great for team building if you’re part of a business but any group can take part even your local pub or sports team! Everything’s provided and you’re guaranteed at least three races.

Crews are invited to raise money for Thorpe Hall Hospice before and on the day of the race. It will cost £3.3 million in 2018 to provide incredible care at the Sue Ryder hospice – £2.3 million of that has to come from fundraising.


Come on… get your names down folks and enter now!

Head to www.dragonboatfestvials.co.uk/peterborough for all the details or call 01780 470718.