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Dorset Farmer "In Gear" for Combine Harvester Adventure

Judi James

7:37am 9th June 2014

A farmer from Littlebredy will be hitting the road today - in a combine harvester!

Judie James will be driving the mean machine from London back to Dorset to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

But with top speeds of around 30 miles per hour - its going to take her three days to do it.

Judi confessed to us - first on the agenda is a quick driving lesson;

"We're talking about a 10 tonne machine with rear wheel steer. I have never driven this one before and I'll be shown the controls in a car park off the A3 by Wimbledon Common and I'll be pulling out into three lanes of traffic.  It's not the same as driving on the farm I'm told."

The determined farmer, who wowed the judges on her way to being crowned UK Worker of the Year last year, is delighted with the support and backing she has;

"I've always been a keen supporter of Breast Cancer Campaign and I had this dream to drive a combine harvester from London to Dorset. I still cannot believe it is going ahead but I hope people will get behind me and we can raise some money for a good cause."

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