Bodmin Riding is a celebration unique to the town. Featuring in parts some of the town’s history and some myths surrounding the beast which is chased by the Helliers, a posse of young men dedicated to pursuing and capturing the Beast. Throughout the morning they can be seen chasing the Beast through the town. Once captured the Beast is put on trial by the Ragadaziow in a specially devised Mummers Play focusing on Bodmins’ cultural and historical past. The annual Bodmin Riding custom originates from 1469-72.