YOUNG farmer Kelly Armitage is more used to muddy fields and animals than amphibious crafts.
But she is one of 15 people who are hoping their hand-made amphibious bike will take to the canals of England like a duck to water.
Because the Salendine Nook young farmer is travelling to Torquay on the amphibious bike tomorrow.
Kelly, 24, is cycling along the canals of England to the annual Young Farmers convention.
They’ll set off from Tunnel End at Marsden at 8am, hoping to arrive in Torquay four days later.
Kelly joked: “It’s crazy, we all know that.
“It had its launch last weekend and it was very nerve-wracking getting on it for the first time.
“We’ve spent ages on it so it was a case of ‘will it float or won’t it?’ Thankfully it did and it was a really good experience and we can’t wait to set off.”
Kelly, a former Salendine Nook High School pupil, works in agriculture at Skipton Auction Market. She has her own sheep and pigs.
She is the development and marketing chairman for Yorkshire for the Young Farmers Clubs and a member of the Holme Valley Young Farmers.
Members Thomas Ogden and Richard Lawson have used only recycled materials to create the contraption.
Only four people can ride it at a time but they will not be able to complete all of the 340 mile trip on water, as the canal locks will post a few difficulties, so they’ll take bikes and cycle too.
They’re hoping the four-day challenge will raise more than £2,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Last year the Yorkshire Young Farmers’ Clubs members arrived at the annual convention in Blackpool in a giant pedal-powered box of crisps.
Kelly added: “I’ve no idea what we’ll do next year, but the crazier the better.”