Lifting the torch for 1st BR By Callum D on 8 May 2011 (updated 4 March 2022) In public Light Blue Troop / On Friday 6th May, Scouts from across Wharfedale competed in the annual Torch Race up Otley Chevin. The Torch Race is a relay race run which starts from the clock tower in Otley town centre, and goes straight up the hill to the top of Otley Chevin. The winning team is the first team to ‘break’ the flag at the top. 1st Ben Rhydding fielded a team for the race, and we are delighted to say that we WON!!! Not only that, but the Troop were also awarded the ‘Smartest Troop’ award for the pre-race inspection. Congratulations to all who took part.