Photos: Tractor run raises £7,000 for air ambulance

A tractor run held in memory of a young dairy farmer from Knaresborough has so far raised £7,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Two tractors without cabs lead a procession of tractors

About 150 tractors from as far away as Wakefield, Clitheroe and Easingwold gathered in Knaresborough on Sunday 12 March to remember young farmer Mike Spink.

Mr Spink, 24, died while working in New Zealand in January this year.

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The tractors left the Yorkshire town for Nidderdale Show field for a hog roast lunch, passing through the villages of Burton Leonard and Markington on the way, before returning to Knaresborough.

Mr Spink’s family said they were overwhelmed by the amount of support that was received.

The following is a selection of photos and tweets from the day.

A procession of tractors travels through a field

An aerial shot showing a procession of tractors

A procession of tractors travels through a wooded area

A procession of tractors travels down a hill

Parked agricultural vehicles

A procession of tractors travel along a road

A tractor travels along a road with a sign which reads: In memory of Mike"

A tractor stands in the road

A tractor stands in the road. It has a sign attached. The sign reads: "Caution tractors ahead. Knaresborough young farmers' tractor road run in aid of Yorkshire air ambulance."

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