Tapper Funeral Service will be entering a team in this weekend’s New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix (Sunday July 12).

Staff from the Ringwood branch will be taking part in the kilometre long circuit, which this year will head through the streets of New Milton.

Called the ‘Men in Black’, the team will be attempting to break their previous record in the Ringwood Pedal Car Grand Prix last year, where a broken chain relegated them to 38th place.

Mike Johnson, who took part in last year’s race, said: “The Grand Prix is a great community event. Thousands turn up on the day, and spectators seem to have as much fun as those racing. Last year’s race in Ringwood saw us lose quite a few places but this year we are looking to win!”

Steven Tapper, managing director of Tapper Funeral Service added: “The New Milton race is every bit as exciting as its Ringwood counterpart. Some quite harsh bends and turns make this one quite a challenge for riders.

“It’s great to know that an event like this can be enjoyed by both those taking part and those watching, while raising money to support local youth and charity organisations.”