A fun, free event for your diary this June is the International Bognor Birdman competition, which takes place at Bognor Regis in West Sussex. You will be astounded, as you watch the eccentric birdmen and birdwomen risking life and limb to ‘fly’ from a platform constructed on the Pier.

These ‘brave’ competitors design their own costumes and crafts to participate in three types of competition: comic/fancy dress (Kingfisher Class), most unique home-built craft (Leonardo de Vinci Class) and hangglider and similar craft (Condor Class).

It is good to know that, while having immense fun, competitors will also be raising money for good causes.

www.birdman.org.uk