The ninth Annual East Riding YFC Charity Tractor Road Run took place on Sunday 5 June in the glorious sunshine. A total of 74 tractors took to the roads raising over £1,600 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and R.A.B.I.
Tractors and drivers from all parts of East Riding and beyond assembled at Laburnum Farm, Etton near Beverley to set off on their 30 mile route.
Jenny Sleight, who helped to organise the event on behalf of East Riding YFC said “I love the fact that such a wide age range of people can share the same hobby. To see a 16 year old enjoy the same hobby as his grandfather is remarkable. It is amazing to see such a wide range of tractors in such a range of colours and sizes!”
Jenny showed gratitude to all who had helped with the event. “I would like to thank all the drivers, marshals, collectors and helpers for their support on the day, without them it would not be possible to hold the event.” Jenny also thanked members of the local R.A.B.I. committee who provided baking for the packed lunches enjoyed by the drivers at the end of the run.
The run was led by John Sleight on his 1964 Nuffield 10/60 and as the tractors weaved their way round the country lanes they took in a number of villages and the tractors were greeted enthusiastically by people who had turned out to see them and support the charities. John said “I was really pleased that so many people turned out to see us. A lot of people really made an effort and it is always great to see so many people lining the roads in support and greeting us with a friendly wave.”
Jenny went on to say “The current total means we have now raised over £18,000 in the nine years we have hosted the event – it really does make all the hard work worthwhile!” she added.
Thanks to James Falkingham for the photograph