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Record-breaking Yorkshire Rows plan book charting their epic adventure

Two of the 'Yorkshire Rows', Helen Butters and Janette Benaddi Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Rows have told Calendar they are planning to bring out a book about their heroic trans-Atlantic journey.

The four mums became the oldest femal crew to row the Atlantic when they spent 68 days rowing 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua earlier this year.

And they say they're already planning another epic endurance feat – but this time on land. The women were keeping tight-lipped about exactly what was in the pipeline but suggested it could involve a trek across the desert or the North Pole.

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Thousands flock to Great Yorkshire Show

Crowds arrive for the Great Yorkshire Show Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Thousands of people are descending on Harrogate for the Great Yorkshire Show.

Over the next three days more than 120,000 people are expected to visit the annual agricultural spectacular, which is in its 158th year.

A cricket legend, TV stars and world record breakers will be among this year's star guests.

The Yorkshire Rows are displaying their boat today for the very first time since they became the oldest female crew to row across the Atlantic Ocean earlier this year.

For one day only, the public will be able to see first-hand where the four mums from Yorkshire spent 68 days rowing 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua.

Geoffrey Boycott will be a special guest on Tuesday, when the public will have chance to meet the legend who was a leading light in English cricket for a quarter of a century.

The winner of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2016 will also be announced

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Royal visitors at this years Great Yorkshire Show

HRH Princess Anne the Princess Royal will be a special guest at this years Great Yorkshire Show Credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Great Yorkshire Show will be welcoming two Royal visitors this year.

HRH The Countess of Wessex and HRH The Princess Royal will attend the event in July.

More than 130 thousand visitors are expected at this years show in Harrogate.

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Great Yorkshire Show director's relief at successful event

The director of the Great Yorkshire Show has spoken of his relief at this year's event passing off so smoothly. Bill Cowling's team spent £500,000 installing a new drainage system at the Harrogate showground to stop a repeat of last year's rain cancellation.

He says this year the event has been a great success.

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