The third Brian Chester Road Run will take place later this month as a preview of Tractor Fest at Newby Hall, Ripon.

More than 50 vintage tractors are expected to take part in the road run, which has raised more than £1,500 to date for the Sir Robert Ogden MacMillan Centre at Harrogate District Hospital.

The event, on Saturday, April 13, is organised by the West Yorkshire group of the National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club (NVTEC) in memory of local farmer, founding Tractor Fest member and former NVTEC chairman Brian Chester.

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The tractors can be enjoyed on a route around Galphay, Dallowgill Moor and Low Grantley, setting off from Tates Garden Centre, Larkhill Nurseries, in Ripon at 10.30am and returning about 1pm.

Mark Nicholson, chair of West Yorkshire NVTEC, said: “The annual Brian Chester Road Run has become a popular fixture in our members' diaries and is our opportunity to share our love of vintage and classic tractors while remembering the legacy of a great man and his love of Tractor Fest.

"We are delighted to be, once again, raising money for a cause which is close to Brian’s family’s hearts and we would be very grateful if the communities on the route are able to support us and dig deep.”

Tractor Fest is the UK’s largest tractor festival and takes place at Newby Hall, North Yorkshire on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. Occupying 120 acres, Tractor Fest attracts more than 12,000 visitors annually and features more than 1,500 vintage and modern tractors, stationary engines, commercial vehicles, cars, trucks and motorcycles.

This year’s festival will celebrate orange tractor marques including the Allis Chalmers, as well as harvesting and threshing machinery and an exhibition of vintage and modern European cars. The show will also feature displays from specialist marque clubs and working vintage machinery.

Admission is £18 for adults and £15 for children with a family ticket of two adults and two children costing £54. Under fours are free. See to purchase.