Worthing’s big event of the year is the Worthing International Bird Man Competition, in which competitors, with the aid of a variety of flying contraptions, fling themselves off the end of the pier, the person covering the greatest distance winning a prize. Many people take part in aid of charity, and a bit like the London Marathon, there are both comedy and serious participants, so it makes for an entertaining free day out for the spectators. The original bird man competition took place in Selsey, then it moved to Bognor Regis, but transferred to Worthing due to changes to the pier in Bognor, but in 2010 there were two separate events, one in Bognor and one in Worthing. For this and other events see here.
Map of the area.
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