A RECORD turn-out saw 64 tractors of all shapes, sizes, colours and ages complete a 41 mile run for charity.

The annual Bluebell Run set off from Downs Farm on the Batsford Estate in Moreton and headed through Cutsdean, Ford, Sudeley Hill, Brockhampton, Syreford and Shipton Oliffe before pausing for lunch in Hampen.

The run was raising money for Cancer Research UK, with it hoped that the final amount raised will top £1,000.

Richard Ward, chairman of Moreton Show Tractors Committee and farm manager at The Barton Farms Ltd, said: "We were absolutely delighted with the record turn-out of tractors and thrilled with the response we had from people on the way round.

"There is no finer way to see the Cotswolds and it has been marvellous to raise money for a cause that affects so many families.

"It’s been great to see the vintage machines lined up alongside their modern equivalents and people have enjoyed watching the tractors make their way round this corner of the Cotswolds."

The popularity of the Bluebell Run on Sunday (May 7) is reflected in the figures on social media, with thousands of viewers for the images and videos posted on the Moreton Show Facebook and Twitter pages.

The prize for the best tractor on show this year went to Paul Yates from Mickleton, who took part aboard his 1964 Fordson Super Major.

Vintage tractors will be joined by children’s favourite, Tractor Ted at Moreton Show on Saturday, September 2. Tractors of all ages will be put through their paces later in the year, in the Annual Ploughing Match on Sunday, October 29.

All the details are at www.moretonshow.co.uk