Bognor ice cream van helps to break Guiness World Record

Owner Katy Alston with television presented Edd China infront of the Pinks Vintage van
Owner Katy Alston with television presented Edd China infront of the Pinks Vintage van

A Bognor Regis ice cream van took part in a Guiness World record-breaking convoy on Saturday (October 16).

Pinks Vintage Ice Cream Vans took part in the 84-van convoy which broke the world record.

Pinks Vintage Ice Cream Vans owner with the Guinness Book of records official adjudicator.

Pinks Vintage Ice Cream Vans owner with the Guinness Book of records official adjudicator.

Katy Alston, 51, owns Pinks Vintage and said: "We were invited to take part and there were ice cream vans from around the UK.

"There was one van that had come all the way from Belgium."

The event took place in Crewe and was organised by ice cream van manufacturer Whitby Morrison and television personality Edd China.

Katy said the adjudicators for the Guinness World Records were 'really strict' and had rules about vans driving no more than ten meters apart.

She added that it was difficult to keep all the vans going along at the same speed and had to have a second attempt after the ten-meter rule was broken.

She said: "It was a very strange experience. Everyone played their music — you can imaging the racket. It was essentially British."

Along the way one of the vans broke down during the convoy and the other 83 has to continue driving around the broken down vehicle.

"I think you're just really proud to be a part of it — it is part of our culture."

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