WATCH: Cyclist and drivers brave the ford in Kenilworth over bank holiday weekend

With significant rainfall over Easter Sunday evening and into Easter Monday flood alerts were issued by the Environment Agency for some part of the Midlands on 2 April 2018. A motorist braves the flooded Ford on the A452 at Kenilworth, Warwickshire on 2 April 2018. Photo: Fraser Pithie
With significant rainfall over Easter Sunday evening and into Easter Monday flood alerts were issued by the Environment Agency for some part of the Midlands on 2 April 2018. A motorist braves the flooded Ford on the A452 at Kenilworth, Warwickshire on 2 April 2018. Photo: Fraser Pithie

Brave drivers and an even braver cyclist decided to tackle Kenilworth’s ford this bank holiday weekend - some with more success than others.

Heavy rain over the Easter weekend had caused the ford in Castle Road to burst its banks.

Emergency services had warned drivers not to risk it.

While at least one car had to be abandoned, many other drivers with bigger cars were able to power through.

And despite being at least two feet deep, a cyclist filmed by Andrew Milton decided to try and ride through the ford yesterday (Monday April 2).

Although he got a bit wet, he managed to make it through, much to the delight of the watching crowd.

With significant rainfall over Easter Sunday evening and into Easter Monday flood alerts were issued by the Environment Agency for some parts of the Midlands on 2 April 2018.  The Ford adjacent to the Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire flooded the A452 on 2 April 2018. Photo: Fraser Pithie

With significant rainfall over Easter Sunday evening and into Easter Monday flood alerts were issued by the Environment Agency for some parts of the Midlands on 2 April 2018. The Ford adjacent to the Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire flooded the A452 on 2 April 2018. Photo: Fraser Pithie