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Yorkshire young farmers’ export drive backed by Keighley scooter firm

Young Farmers are starting a challenge that will see them travel from Yorkshire to Torquay on Freerider mobility scooters as part of their annual Yorkshire’s Greatest Export campaign.

The participants will transport giant versions of their export products (potatoes and wool bearing sheep) to the 2012 Young Farmers’ annual meeting in Torquay.

Those taking part in the ‘Yorkie to Torkie’ challenge will be able to reach speeds of just 8mph on their mobility scooters.

As well as promoting Yorkshire products and showcasing the durability of Freerider Scooters, they will also be raising money for the Sue Ryder healthcare charity.

Six members of the Yorkshire YFC are taking part, including their development and marketing chairman Tim Atkinson.

Tim said: “We’ve done some weird things to promote Young Farmers, Yorkshire produce and raise money for charity over the years but this takes the biscuit. We hope that the public will get behind this imaginative challenge and help us raise lots of funds for this worthy cause.”

The scooter company Freerider Luggie UK Ltd, who are headquartered in Keighley, are happy to be helping the farmers in their challenge. Sue Ryder offers care in Keighley at Manorlands Hospice and their community team.

Linda Dixon, of Freerider, said: “We are delighted to be providing our scooters to the Young Farmers for this exciting challenge. It’s a great way to demonstrate the durability and reliability of our products and we hope that a huge amount can be raised for Sue Ryder who do such a great job in our local community.”

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