Knaresborough Tractor Run 2019

Knaresborough Tractor Run 2019

Published at 9:17am 7th March 2019. (Updated at 9:33am 7th March 2019)

Image: Tractor Run 2018 - courtesy of James Hope

Countdown is on to the annual Knaresborough Tractor Run

  • Knaresborough Tractor Run gets underway on Sunday, 10 March.
  • 200 tractors are expected to take part.
  • It's in memory of Mike Spink who died in an accident in New Zealand.
  • The event raises money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The Knaresborough charity tractor run in memory of a Knaresborough farmer returns this weekend.

24-year-old Mike Spink died in an accident whilst working in New Zealand.

More than 200 tractors are expected to head from Knaresborough to Pateley Bridge on Sunday morning (10 March, 2019).

It's annual event which raises money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Last year's charity tractor run generated £12,000.

Tractor Run 2018
Tractor Run 2018

The route is as follows:

9am - Leave York Place, Knaresborough
9.45am - Pass through Burton Leonard
10.30am - Travel through Markington
11am - Sawley
11.30am - Grantley
12.15pm - Arrive in Pateley Bridge

The convey will then stop for lunch at Pateley Bridge for an hour before setting off for the second leg of the tour.

13:30pm - Leave Pateley Bridge
13.45pm - Pass Toft Gate
14.30pm - Onto Darley from Sheepcote Lane 
14.45pm - Pass Birstwith shop
15pm - Hampsthwaite 
15.45pm - Arrive in Knaresborough 

Tractor Run 2018
Tractor Run 2018

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets to watch the spectacle.

It's the 3rd year running the Knaresborough Young Farmers have organised the event.

The group are raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance who now have two helicopters that cost £12,000 per day to keep operational.

Stray FM's presenters Pete Egerton and Will Smith will be taking part - they are placed in 4th of 200 tractors. 

The run starts at 8am in the York place car park, Knaresborough.