Dangerous Steve is an exciting chap to have around - juggling his flaming torches on a unicycle.

He was just one of the attractions at this year's Chobham Carnival, which attracted 5,000 visitors on a beautifully sunny May Day bank holiday.

The procession was the longest since the event was revived 30 years ago, stretching all the way from the High Street to the starting point at Chobham Rugby Club's ground three quarters of a mile away.

Entries ranged from vintage tractors to wacky cycles, gleaming limousines to a London double-decker bus with a huge variety of motorised and walking displays in between.

Oliver Skundric, 11, was probably the happiest person in the parade. His parents won an auction for him to be the passenger in the latest McLaren 720S supercar which thrilled people along the route.

Chobham Scouts won the prize for the overall best entry. Their Hogwarts Express train was propelled along by group members and their leaders in Harry Potter costumes.

Chrissie Eggleton decorated her mobility scooter as a mini-pirate ship to win the best motorised entry.

The Around the World in 80 Days hot air balloon with exotic costumes of Chobham Museum members took the best walking entry award.

West Byfleet Rainbows, Brownies and Guides were judged the best children’s entry with their road signs theme.

Gerald Watts’ bright red 1972 E-Type Jaguar and Thomas Doran’s gleaming grey and gold 1957 Massey Fergusson tractor both got prizes in the vehicles section.

Carnival association chairman Dave Took said: “Last year, everyone in the procession was soaked before it had travelled 500 yards because of the rain. The weather was cold and miserable well into the afternoon, which affected the numbers who came.

“This year, we had wonderful hot weather and the streets and recreation ground were crowded from the start.”

The carnival association’s May Ball in the village hall on the previous Saturday evening made nearly £2,000 from its raffle and silent auction. This will be added to the proceeds of gate collections and stallholder fees from the carnival.

After expenses are deducted, the association hopes to have made more than the £5,000 for good causes.