More than a hundred tractors were rallied in Devon in tribute to a young farmer.

On Saturday, September 18 Bow and Winkleigh Young Farmers' Clubs (YFC) held a charity tractor run in memory of Matt Vanstone.

An impressive 111 tractors started from Winkleigh Airfield.

Concerns from the Highways Agency and the police meant that rules had to be strict and the tractors set off in groups of 20.

Matt’s much beloved tractor brand John Deere saw a huge turnout of 46 attend.

James Pearce, Winkleigh YFC chairman, said: “Matt’s much beloved tractor brand John Deere saw a huge turn-out.

"As a tribute, we had all the John Deeres heading off first with his family leading the way along the 22 mile route.”

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The route ran through Iddesleigh, Hatherleigh Moor, Exbourne and past Matt’s family farm on the way back to the finish at the airfield.

There followed a talk from FCN, the chosen charity, about the importance of mental health and supporting others.

There was also a Dyno at the finish which had all the tractor fans in excitement as to whose tractor is the most powerful.

The young farmers raised £3817.50 and donations are still coming in. This is to be split between FCN and the two YFC clubs.

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The #Chat4Matt stickers were on many vehicles attending and they are still for sale via ‘The Tattooed Crafter’.

The clubs would like to extend their thanks to the Luscombe family for the use of the airfield, to the businesses that gave prizes for the raffle and to Tractor Tuning UK for attending and donating the proceeds.