A GROUP of Metro drivers will navigate their way down the Ringarooma River today in a bid to take out this year's Derby River Derby.
The annual extravaganza is part of the North-East Rivers Festival and is expected to attract 2000 spectators and 200 participates to Derby.
About a dozen Metro drivers will brave the river's icy cold water and rapids in rafts made from donated truck and skidder tyre tubes.
Driver Jenni McCabe, aka Captain Carrot Top, said the event would be used to give drivers and their families a fun day out.
``It is a great chance to bond together and outside the workplace,'' she said.
``Some drivers have done it before, about 13 years ago, so tomorrow will be a trial and next year we will look to do it again.
``I don't care if the rafts float or sink because I'm not going in the water - I'll be watching from the sidelines.
``We want to bring home the trophy.''
Aside from the race down the river the event will include a duck race, laser tag, BMX lessons, Zorb balls, live music and much more.
WHAT: Derby River Derby.
WHEN: Today, from 9am.
ENTRY: Spectators free.