Dozens of RBL bikers commemorate start of WWI

Dozens of bikers from the Royal British Legion have passed through Derbyshire today as part of a 100-mile sponsored ride to commemorate the start of the First World War.

The ride kicks off a series of events to commemorate the anniversary of Britain's entry into the First World War Credit: ITV News Central

The group set out from Alfreton at 8am, passing through Matlock, Belper, Ripley, Heanor, and Derby, before stopping for lunch in Ashbourne.

The 50-strong group then headed to Buxton, and from there are due to pass through Castleton, Hope, Grindleford, Chesterfield, Clay Cross and Shirland.

The 100-mile ride took the bikers across Derbyshire Credit: ITV News Central

It begins a series of events being staged by the Legion in honour of the centenary of Britain's entry into the Great War, on August 4, 1914.

A commemoration concert will be held by Hathersage branch tomorrow, and on July 13 a Drumhead Service will be held by Glossop branch.

Around 50 bikers took part in the sponsored ride Credit: ITV News Central