Yorkshire Young Farmers Mobility Scooter Challenge- Yorkshire to Torquay in 7 days.

April 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Mobility scooters might not seem the ideal mode of transport for long journeys but they have become the chosen method of transportation for a boisterous group of young Yorkshire farmers who are on the ultimate challenge of travelling 333 miles from Yorkshire to Torquay throughout this week.

The Yorkshire Young Farmer’s challenge may sound a little bizarre but it’s all for a good cause as the team is fundraising for Sue Ryder Manorlands hospice. Whilst also hoping to raise the profile of young famers and the annual ‘Yorkshire’s Greatest Export’ campaign.

Yorkshire Young Farmers Team

Yorkshire Young Farmers Team- Facebook photo

This year the farmers have chosen to promote delicious Yorkshire potatoes and British wool with support from British Wool Marketing Board. To ensure maximum exposure they’ve attached two giant models, one of a sheep and the other a potato, to the back of their trusty mobility scooters which have been provided by FreeRider.

So far the ‘Yorkie to Torkie’ mobility scooter challenge is going well (check out updates via the Yorkshire Young Farmers Facebook page) and with a little luck the team will reach Torquay by Friday, in time to enjoy this weekend’s Young Farmers AGM, where they are hoping to also auction off the scooters to add more money to the fundraising pot. 

I’ve got my fingers crossed that today’s dreadful weather won’t put them too far behind schedule as road mobility scooters have a maximum speed of 8mphs which is perfectly adequate for strolling round town but a little more challenging for such a long journey. 

Yorkshire young farmers mobility scooter challenge

Yorkshire young farmers on the road- Facebook photo

It’s an incredibly ambitious challenge but wonderfully quirky and makes a change from the normal fundraising challenges which we hear so much about. Plus it’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase just how durable and reliable mobility scooters can be. So I’d like to wish Yorkshire’s Young Farmers all the very best of luck and hope that they get to Torquay safely. Hopefully they invested in mobility rain capes before they set off…

See Road-Knight’s range of mobility scooters at www.road-knight.co.uk. Please note that  we don’t advice travelling such a long way on a mobility scooter 🙂

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