FOUR men from Herefordshire have completed a tractor ride across Britain for good causes.

Driving from John O’Groats to Lands End seems a daunting and lengthy task in a car, let alone in a vintage tractor.

But Mike Patrick, Brian Jones, Nigel Hantschar and Mike Hughes have gone the distance – and then a bit more to get home.

The Vintage Marlbrook Team took eight days to travel from the tip of Scotland to the south west of Cornwall.

The group, who all live around Hereford and Leominster, completed the “rally” in eight stages and averaged 100 miles a day.

Messrs Patrick, Hantschar and Jones then drove 284 miles back to Hereford after reaching Lands End, clocking up 1,215 in total.

They were supported by Tony Wood and drove a Fordson Major E27, David Brown 25D, Ferguson TED20 and Ford Super Dexta. They made the journey on behalf of St Michael’s Hospice, The British Heart Foundation and Hereford Lions Club.

Mr Patrick, aged 74, said his tractor “didn’t miss a beat” during the journey, which completed a lifelong ambition. He thanked everyone for their support, and said people can still make donations by calling 01568 613371.