YFCs plot wacky Blackpool travel plans

Young farmers have come up with a host of imaginative travel plans to get to their convention weekend in Blackpool and raise charity cash in the process.

Well over 4,000 members will head to Lancashire for the event, held from 6-8 May, some of who will be taking unusual routes to raise funds for good causes.

Members from Yorkshire are travelling coast to coast to the convention on a pedal-powered carrot bike.

They’ll cover the 148 miles from Scarborough to the golden mile, promoting Young Farmers Clubs (YFC) and raising cash for the Teenage Cancer Trust. As well as the four-person bike, there’ll be a possy of other cyclists in the group.

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Previous years have seen Yorkshire members travel to conventions by tractors, baths, three-wheeler cars, a homemade six-man pedal amphibious craft, and even a giant pedal-powered crisp box.

Ten members from Harper Adams, meanwhile, will be cycling 100 miles in two days to raise cash for for a host of good causes.

The ride will take the group from the University College in Shropshire to Chorley for an overnight stay, before landing at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on 6 May.

Cornwall YFC is planning some gruelling walks as part of its route. Members will set off on Saturday 30 April, walking up the 420m Brown Willy (the highest point in Cornwall) and then proceed to climb Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, before arriving in Blackpool on 6 May. Funds raised will go to Precious Lives Appeal and Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Some of the Lancashire contingent is planning to cycle from Bridlington to Blackpool – 150 miles in two days – and will be raising money for the County Federation.

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