AROUND 225 tractors took part in the Welsh annual tractor road run in Monmouthshire yesterday

The event, which has been running for three years, was organised by the Tractor Clubs of Monmouthshire and David Morgan, the 2015 Royal Welsh Agricultural Show president.

The convey set off on their 30-mile route from the Usk Showgrounds at Chepstow Road at 9.30am and passed Clytha Hill and Llanishen along the way.

The event was held as part of the ongoing fundraising efforts for the Royal Welsh Show and tractor drivers from Norwich, Lancashire and Cornwall were among those in attendance.

Mr Morgan said: “We’re delighted with how it’s gone and the weather was great, too. It all went so smoothly and there were no breakdowns or problems with traffic.

“These things don’t just happen and everyone worked as hard as they could to organise it. We’ve had some wonderful support and we’re all after the same in helping some deserving causes.

“This project has raised quite considerable sums for capital projects, such as roads and new buildings over the years.

“We’ve not set a target of what we’d like to raise but the money raised will be used for a redevelopment of an outdoor area at the Showgrounds and to build new stables.”