Cornishmen Edward Buckland, John Perry and Martin Dyer have won the Sam Taylor Cup after an epic three day challenge driving 300 miles around Cornwall in vintage tractors.

The cup is awarded to the organisation that created a new or stand-alone event which contributed the most to R.A.B.I. The trio received the recognition for the Cornwall Three Way – a three day vintage tractor run around the county, covering 300 miles.

When Edward Buckland first thought up the idea he invited friends Martin Dyer and John Perry to join him. However, word quickly spread and several others joined them on their journey. Five more tractors and a vintage lorry completed the journey too, raising £12,000 for R.A.B.I and Children’s Hospice South West.

On their Facebook page the men wrote about their journey: "The concept was simple: circumnavigate Cornwall on three vintage Massey Ferguson 35 tractors in three days. 300 miles in three days doesn’t sound like much of a challenge does it?! In a car, it’d be no problem; air conditioning on, favourite tunes on the radio, comfy seats and good suspension. But we’ll be driving tractors built in the 1950s which were designed to plough fields at 3mph, not cover countless miles on Cornwall’s back-roads with a ride comfort that resembles that of the old “bone shaker” bikes!"

Edward said: “We are surprised and humbled to receive this award. It started out as an idea for a bit of fun and to make a difference. The support we had along the way was breathtaking, especially from R.A.B.I. regional manager Pam Wills.

“John and I sit on the Cornwall committee and we know first-hand how much of a difference R.A.B.I makes to those in the county. To be able to give back is great.”