Ilkley Duck Race

The Rotary ducks are congregating in Ilkley for the Annual Ilkley Duck Race on Sunday 29th August at 2pm. As part of the Ilkley River Celebration Event which starts at 12 noon, the duck race has been organised by the Rotary Club and all proceeds will go to small local charities in Ilkley and Wharfedale.

The Race starts from the old boating landing stage next to the Riverside Hotel, Ilkley and finishes at the Brook Street road bridge. Cash prizes for the three winning ducks will be £200, with £100 for second place and £50 for third. Individual numbered ducks can be sponsored for £2.

Tickets are available from the bar or ice cream outlet at The Riverside Hotel and, on the day, near the riverside landing stage prior to 2pm.  They are also available from any member of the Rotary Club of Ilkley Wharfedale.

Peter Mate will also take bulk bookings on 01943 609401 or

Applications by post should be addressed to Chris Jones, c/o The Riverside Hotel, 26 Bridge Lane, Ilkley, LS29 9EU.

Winners will be contacted through their chosen method, either phone or email.