THE mother of a motorbike crash victim has revealed details of an annual tractor and steam engine rally in her late son’s memory.
Caroline Pegg is planning the event for the third year running to commemorate farming enthusiast Thomas, who died in August 2010 aged 17, and raise money for two charities.
Mrs Pegg, of Henhurst Hill, Burton, said: “Thomas was absolutely tractor mad from as soon as he could think about them.
“He loved tractors and organising this event is one way to remember him.”
The rally will be held at the National Forest Adventure Farm, in Tatenhill, on Sunday, September 8.
It will start at 10am and is set to feature a 20-mile procession of tractors around surrounding villages.
The convoy will pass the site where Thomas was killed.
Thomas and fellow rider James Lambert, 24, of Park Lane, Tutbury, were killed on the B5016 between Barton under Needwood and Yoxall.
Mr Lambert’s bike accidentally collided with Thomas’ machine as the latter attempted to turn around in the road to retrieve a dropped glove.
Both men died from the injuries sustained.
Mrs Pegg said: “The Robinsons, who own the farm, are good friends of ours and support this tractor run every year
“People come on their tractors, both old and new
“We have people come on cycles and people even jog with us
“Last year we had about 50 people taking part. It was lovely to see.”
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and the Uttoxeter based Youth Emotional Support Services (YESS) group.
Mrs Pegg added: “Thomas loved his tractors and we are also raising money for YESS as it is Thomas’ age group.”
More information on admissions price and if any tractor or steam engine owners interested in displaying vehicles at the event is available by calling Mrs Pegg on 07815 725392.