IT’S time to oil your chains, dust off your cycling shorts and polish your paintwork in time for Sunday, July 13.

Entries for this year’s Ringwood Brewery British Pedal Car Grand Prix are now open.

There are places for only 60 teams, so those who are interested are urged to secure their place.

The event, known for its wacky entries, attracts thousands of people to Ringwood every other year.

The racing starts at 11.15am and finishes at 4.15pm.

Teams of four, with drivers changing regularly, will drive their hand-made cars in two races.

Since 2005 the race has been held on alternate years in Ringwood and New Milton.

To enter this year’s race go to

Anyone interested in sponsoring the event or marshalling can also sign up via the website.