A record number of women are taking part in this year’s Pink Ladies’ Tractor Road Run - with the aim of smashing through the £1m mark. 

The event will see 195 women swathed in pink take to their tractors to mark the 20th anniversary of the fundraiser.

The record-breaking convoy will snake its way through south Norfolk and north Suffolk.  

To date, the event has raised £896,000 in aid of Cancer Research UK’s breast cancer appeal and this year the Pink Ladies hope to raise the £104,000 needed to reach £1m.  

Eastern Daily Press: Organiser Annie ChapmanOrganiser Annie Chapman (Image: Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2013)

Organiser Annie Chapman said: “This really is a record-breaking year and as it's the 20th anniversary of the run, it has taken on a real buzz.  

“We have 195 ladies entered, many of them new, and all very excited.  

“We also hope it will be a record year in terms of fundraising for our charity, Cancer Research UK’s breast cancer appeal. 

“Who could have known 20 years ago that a one-off bit of fun would turn into such an amazing event.” 

The 2023 Pink Ladies’ Tractor Road Run takes place on Sunday, July 2.

Eastern Daily Press: A total of 195 Pink Ladies have signed up for the tractor road run so far!A total of 195 Pink Ladies have signed up for the tractor road run so far! (Image: Jonathan Slack)

The route starts at Thorpe Abbotts airfield before heading through Thorpe Abbotts, Brockdish and Upper Weybread, arriving in Harleston at about 12.30pm, before stopping for lunch between 1pm and 3pm at Gawdy Hall Meadow in Redenhall to which everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch.

The route back to Thorpe Abbotts heads through Pulham St Mary, Rushall, Langmere Green and back to the airfield.

Last year 112 tractors took place and were greeted by thousands of supporters who had turned out along the route.

A total of £84,000 was raised that year, a record for a single year of fundraising. 

Eastern Daily Press: Pink Ladies\' Tractor Road Run 2021 - organiser Annie Chapman.