HUNDREDS of bikers joined a charity cavalcade in aid of St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, following a 35-mile route from Winsford to Sandbach and raising almost £2,000.

The hospice’s charity ‘Ride Out’ took place on the second day of the Sandbach Transport Festival, and involved 450 motorcyclists from the South Cheshire Motorcycle Club and neighbouring organisations.

The procession, which raised £1,897, departed from Winsford and was then led up Sandbach high street by the St Luke’s Routemaster double decker bus.

Vickie Baddeley, community fundraiser at the hospice, said: “The charity Ride Out is an annual occurrence in our calendar and one we look forward to.

“This year’s event was as spectacular as ever and with the sun shining throughout the route, it made for a thoroughly enjoyable day.

“Thank you to everyone who supported the event, from riders to people standing on the roadside cheering us all on, it made for a fabulous day.”

Denis Newell, from the South Cheshire Motorcycle Club, said: “The motorcycling community never fails to impress when any charity needs support.

“We owe a huge thanks to all those that took part and supported the ride. It helps towards the £8,000 that St Luke’s Hospice needs to raise every day of the year.”