PICTURES: Matlock Bath bikers’ protest

Thousands of bike enthusiasts from all over the country rode to biking ‘Mecca’ Matlock Bath on Sunday to protest against proposed parking charges.

Up to 4,000 bikers were thought to have made the trip to the Derbyshire Dales village, with many more coming simply to witness the spectacle.

Thousands of bikers ride through Matlock Bath in protest of potential parking charges. Picture: Andrew Roe

Thousands of bikers ride through Matlock Bath in protest of potential parking charges. Picture: Andrew Roe

Derbyshire County Council want to impose a charge of 50 pence per hour on bikes as well as limiting the time they can use the spaces to two hours.

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