DOZENS of scooter enthusiasts paid tribute to veterans from the Second World War with a parade in York this weekend.

York Inset Scooter Club have worked with the York branch of the Normandy Veterans Association for the last three years, helping to raise more than £3,000 for the group.

This weekend, a charity soul music night was held at York's Guidhall, attended by the Sheriff, Councillor Brian Watson, who also started the ride from the Eye of York to Scarborough on Sunday.

Organiser Nick Beilby is an honorary member of the Normandy Veterans Association, York branch, and said a share of the donations would go to the Moorland Rescue team. The rest would go towards sending the veterans to visit Normandy on the 70th anniversary of the Landings.

Nick said: "It went exceptionally well. We had a very good turnout, I would say about 150 of us. We should have raised a minimum of about £400 on Sunday alone.

"The ride was started by the Sheriff, Councillor Brian Watson, who didn't have a flag, so he used the flag from the Lord Mayor's car, which was great."

To donate to the Veterans Association, phone Nick on 01904 422120.