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A group of motorbikers roared into the High Peak on Sunday as part of a 100-mile sponsored ride to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

The convoy of bikers from the Royal British Legion Riders’ Branch visited Buxton, Hope and Castleton as their route took them through the Derbyshire countryside from Alfreton to Shirland.

Ray Risk, Derbyshire County Representative for the Royal British Legion Riders’ Branch, said: “The day went fantastically well with almost 50 motorcyclists turning out to take part in the commemoration ride around the county.

“En-route we were met with much support from both the local Royal British Legion branches and the townsfolk of the places we visited, who quite often showed their support by dropping donations into the collection boxes we were carrying.”

At the locations they visited, the riders placed a small wooden poppy cross or wreath in memory of a fallen soldier from the First World War.

 

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