CANCELLATION of Britain's biggest country show brought an outcry from farming groups but organisers say they're determined to bounce back bigger and better next year.

The 162nd Great Yorkshire Show was cancelled after concerns it could not safely go ahead amid the spiralling coronavirus crises. Organisers said: "We appreciate this will disappoint everyone who loves the Show as much as we do.

"We will continue to passionately support our farmers in whatever way we can, as they work hard producing our food."

The three day event brings over 130,000 visitors to the Harrogate showground. Country Land and Business Association Director Dorothy Fairburn said: "Many rural businesses rely on it to showcase their livestock and demonstrate fantastic products and services to thousands of people and to not have that opportunity is a great shame for many.

"The CLA is supporting farmers, landowners and rural businesses, through this difficult time. The rural sector is exceptionally resilient however, having faced more than its share of adversity in the past. We have every confidence the Great Yorkshire Show will bounce back."