SALISBURY was a part of an international motorcycle event for the first time last week, which saw more than £9,000 raised for charity.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride takes place in 600 cities in 90 countries around the world, and aims to raise awareness and raise vital funds for prostrate cancer programs and men's suicide prevention and mental health.

100,000 people are estimated to have taken part.

Chelsea Borchert lead the ride on a motorcycle she recently completed building herself, as well as organising the event with the help of Salisbury resident Jake Stainistreet.

More than150 people attended the event in Salisbury.

The ride started at the Ship Inn in Burcombe and went through town, regrouping at the Radnor Arms in Nunton, before heading through the countryside to their final destination, The Sixpenny Brewery in Cranborne.

Chelsea said: "It was a great day, a bit cold as people where dressed for the occasion but spirits where high and everyone looks great in their dapper attire.

"It was a real spectacle and sounded great."

Prizes, including motorcycle inspired ties given out to the best classic bike and best outfit, were donated by Regent Tailoring.

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