XLVet member practices are cycling to this year’s Dairy Event to raise money for charity and promote their autumn calf campaign.

Two XLVets calves will also be making the journey to the XL Vets stand at the event. One calf will be coming down from Northvet practice in Orkney and the other from Rosevean practice in Penzance.

“The 42 XLVet member practices are getting on their bikes and riding between practices. By working together, they will get the calves safely to the show,” says an XLVet spokesman.

The Dairy event will also mark the start of the XLVets calf campaign, which will focus on promoting good calf husbandry. “A series of autumn calf health meetings will take place across the UK.

“The campaign will help raise farmer awareness of the positive contribution proactive vet involvement can make to the health of calves.”

The bike ride will be raising money for The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, a charity that supports members of the farming community facing hardship or distress, and Farm Africa, which provides training and support for rural communities around the world.