Bowes tractor rally 'best in the country'
By Martin Paul - Senior Reporter
SOME 50 tractors joined in the annual Bowes Show Rally on Sunday.
Enthusiasts travelled from as far as Hull to take part in what has been described as “the best tractor rally in the country”.
The event, which kicked off from Bowes Village Hall, saw the convoy travel about 45 miles across to Kelton and Brough before returning via Tan Hill. Organiser Kelvin Spooner said: “We had 60 tractors last year – I think everyone had been sick of being locked down and were pleased to get out.
“There were not quite as many this year but it was more manageable. It went fine and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.” Among those who travelled far to attend the rally were husband and wife team Andrew and Lynn Turner from Aldbrough, near Hull.
They set off from home three days before the rally and attended the Wensleydale Show where Mrs Turner earned a second prize for her 1957 Massey Ferguson.
Mr Turner rode a 1968 Nuffield 4/65 which he bought and refurbished three years ago.
It is the third time the couple have taken part in the Bowes Show Tractor Rally.
Mr Tuner said: “It has to be one of the best in the country just because of the scenery.”
Along with the rally there was also a children’s sports day.