VILLAGERS have gone ‘baamy’ for sheep racing in Roughlee.

People flocked to the annual event to see the likes of Blackfaced Bob, Ewe Sane Bolt, and Tup Pence put through their paces.

The woolly jumpers, complete with knitted jockeys, were provided by village farmer Ronny Johnson and the day was organised by Roughlee Village Centre.

Chris Walker, a sound supervisor for the BBC who lives in the village, said: “It was a really good day. It’s always funny to see someone running around trying to herd sheep.

“The sheep weren’t quite as keen to run as they were last year, but it was a really fun.”

The 32-year-old dad-of-two added: “There was a steady stream of people all day, and people came from all over the place to see it, it’s just so unique.

“The kids loved it, being able to get up close to the sheep and see them running around and jumping about.

“It’s a proper old community around here and they are great at making sure there’s plenty going on, running all sorts of bits and bobs throughout the year.”

The event raised £500 for the village centre from the race, barbecue, bar, craft stalls and farmers’ market.