Minister starts bike marathon


The UK Grain and Feed Tour (GAFT) bike relay was officially sent on its way by Farming Minister George Eustice.  The relay which involves visiting 170 feed and grain sites and will involve participants from 75 companies amassing an amazing 3700 miles before finishing at Stoneleigh on 31st July.  The relay is raising money for FCN and associated charities.

Mr Eustice said:“The Farming Community Network provides farmers and their families with vital support in times of need. It’s fantastic to see so many people supporting such a worthwhile cause and I wish everyone taking part the very best of luck.”

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John Swire - Editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.