An estimated 400 tractors took half within the Knaresborough Younger Farmers’ Membership’s annual charity tractor run, elevating very important funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The spectacular convoy set off at 9am on Sunday 12 March from the Nice Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate earlier than snaking across the countryside.
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The 25-mile route headed to Knaresborough after which on to Staveley, Burton Leonard and Markington, Bishop Thornton.
The tractors arrived at Pateley Bridge at 12pm and people participating loved a hog roast earlier than departing for Dacre, Darley, Birstwith and Hampsthwaite, ending in Knaresborough at 4pm.
Prizes have been awarded for tractors in three classes: classic, classics, and trendy. Stephen Dennis received the classic award with a John Deere 1020 tractor, which he purchased particularly for the run.
Jonathan Walmsley received the traditional award for a Massey Ferguson 399, and the fashionable award went to Oscar Bevan for a John Deere 215 tractor.
Final yr, a complete of 383 tractors took half, elevating £21,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The overall for this yr’s run is once more anticipated to be round £20,000.
The occasion is held in reminiscence of Mike Spink, a former member of Knaresborough YFC who died in a street accident whereas engaged on a farm in New Zealand in 2017.
Tractor run committee chairman and Ramsgill farmer Steven Brown stated: “The help from the general public was unbelievable. There have been youngsters who introduced all their toy tractors out onto the pavements.
“There was each kind of tractor you might consider on show, together with a uncommon Volvo BM tractor and a Seventies machine which regarded extra like an airport tug than a tractor.”
Yorkshire Air Ambulance gives a significant lifeline for emergency medical help for farmers throughout the county when they’re injured in distant rural areas.
To donate on-line, go to the Knaresborough Tractor Run 2023 JustGiving web page.