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17mph tractor travelling on a road near you shortly

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: August 17, 2013

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IF BEING stuck behind a tractor frustrates you, you might want to think again before travelling around west Penwith later this month.

Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club plans to trundle through the area as part of its 'tractor run' – raising money for a number of air ambulance trusts in the South West, including Cornwall's.

Members of the organisation are due to begin their 480-mile journey from Somerset on August 22, arriving in Cornwall's far west a few days later and passing through Hayle, St Ives, Zennor, St Just, Land's End, Newlyn, Penzance and Marazion, before heading back to the charity's headquarters in Dorset along the coastline.

The team hopes to cover 50 to 70 miles a day, reaching a top speeds of 17mph, and will be looking to stop and fundraise with local rotary clubs along the way.

The group was inspired to take up the challenge after a farmer and Rotarian (club member) suffered a fall – and was saved by a fast-acting air ambulance. The team hopes to raise £7,000.

Anyone wishing to sponsor the tractor run should contact Ashleigh Edwards on 01278 794304 or on 07766 228676.

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  • josdave  |  August 17 2013, 12:16PM

    The tractor drivers are only dong their job. I know one personally who pulled over to let the traffic go by and after waiting what seemed an eternity he was finally allowed back onto the road. It seems to be an affliction, impatience and lack of consideration for others, that affects anyone holding a steering wheel.

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  • nickthompson  |  August 17 2013, 11:29AM

    We don't mind you running on red diesel but is there any chance of displaying a set of number plates like the rest of us have to?

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  • starwalker_x  |  August 17 2013, 10:49AM

    At this time of year they are more like to raise tempers than money.

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  • bazzerpage  |  August 17 2013, 8:19AM

    Nothing new following a tractor around Cornwall...... In fact it would be more newsworthy to actually be able to get to work without being stuck in a long line of vehicles following a tractor driver who appears incapable of pulling into a lay by!

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