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The iconic Pink Ladies’ Tractor Road Run returned in style at the weekend as a convoy of 112 decorated tractors wound their way through south Norfolk and north Suffolk.

The event, which is now in its 18th year, is edging ever closer to raising £1 million in aid of Cancer Research UK’s breast cancer appeal.

Crowds packed the route, while family and friends joined the riders for a picnic lunch in the sunshine at Gawdy Hall meadow.

Friends Shelly and Sarah at Thorpe Abbots Airfield during the Tractor Run. Picture: Gary Donnison
Friends Shelly and Sarah at Thorpe Abbots Airfield during the Tractor Run. Picture: Gary Donnison

Sunday’s event saw 29 new participants – all of whom have been directly affected by breast cancer.

People were cheering along the route in towns, villages, lay-bys and gardens.

Houses and businesses were bedecked in pink bunting, banners and flags, with some supporters dressed in head-to-toe pink.

Organiser Anne Chapman thanked people for coming along to the annual event. Picture: Gary Donnison
Organiser Anne Chapman thanked people for coming along to the annual event. Picture: Gary Donnison

Organised by Annie Chapman BEM, the annual run started at Thorpe Abbotts airfield, before passing through Brockdish, Upper Weybread, Harleston, Pulham St Mary, Rushall and Langmere Green.

Ms Chapman drove one of the oldest tractors in the run – a 1950 David Brown Cropmaster, which had recently been repainted.

She said: “Harleston was incredible; it really choked me up driving through the town. It was packed and it was just wonderful to see. People are incredibly supportive; it’s been very emotional.

“It’s not been an easy run this year, but we’ve had lovely weather and each year the run has got more and more pink.

“The people taking part are from all walks of life and all ages – all on different makes and models of tractors.

“Everyone knows someone who has had cancer and the support means so much because all we can do is raise money to help with research. What else can we do.”



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