LEOMINSTER Vintage Club decided to beat the post lockdown blues with a road run to allow tractor enthusiasts at least one trip out with their vehicles this year.

With a full scale working day out due to a ban on large gatherings, the road run was organised as contact between participants could be reduced to just people within the same household, as per the then current government guidelines.

The outcome of the September event was a staggering 92 tractors and 4x4 vehicles attending raising £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event was praised for allowing people to get out and about, of which they hadn’t been able to do due to the current pandemic, and to travel through different land and roads where most would have never driven before. For some, it was quite possibly the first time they had ever driven in the area with the furthest travelled participant travelling from Bedford roughly 130 miles away.

Covid-19 controlling measures, many of which were adopted from how local businesses had evolved recently, were implemented to ensure the safety of all participants, with many commenting on how safe they felt throughout the day. With the permissions of landowners and businesses, the route comprised of a good mix of public highway, fields, stone tracks and private roads. Several villages were visited along the route, with many people stopping their day to watch the vehicles pass, as well as handing over donations for the worthy cause.

Leominster vintage club wish all their supporters the very best of health during this difficult period, and look forward to the next event when the current pandemic has blown over.