Chipping and Slaidburn young farmers clubs compete in bike race in memory of Louise Hartley
Members from two farmers clubs went head to head in a Wotnot bike race in honour of a young farmer from Ribble Valley.
Seven members from Slaidburn Young Farmers Club competed against 12 members from Chipping Young Farmers Club in the bike race to Blackpool raising more than Â£1,500 for the Louise Hartley Memorial Fund. Louise, of Clitheroe, lost her battle to a rare form of ovarian cancer in 2016, at the age of 24.She was a journalist at the Farmers Guardian and a supporter of the Lancashire Holstein Young Breeders Club. Louise Peel, Chipping YFC Treasurer, said: “It was a very interesting race with a buckled wheel on one bike and the chain dropping off the other. “It was a close call all the way into Blackpool. Unfortunately Slaidburn took a wrong turning, meaning The Chipping team won.“Well done to everyone who took part and a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, we are pleased to announce between the two teams we have raised Â£1,537.”Chipping YFC is holding its annual Duck Race at Chipping brook on Sunday July 1 at 4pm. Ducks are Â£1 each which can be bought from any YFC member, local shops and will be available to buy on the day. All money raised will be donated to North West Air Ambulance and North West Blood Bikes.