HUNDREDS of some of the most iconic two-wheeled vehicles ever made glinted in the sun this weekend as their proud owners prepared to take part in a charity rally around south Cumbria.

The South Lakes Rally, held by Barrow's Ready Steady Go Scooter Club in association with The Lambretta Club of Great Britain, returned for another year as around 250 scooter enthusiasts traveled from around the country to take part.

Among the hundreds involved were visitors from Nottingham, Lincoln, York and Scunthorpe, who made the trip to Hawcoat Park for the special event on Saturday morning.

The rally involved a 60 mile route to Coniston and Hawkshead, before returning to Barrow via Ulverston and the Coast Road.

Gary Williams, club member, said: "We have had people come from all over the country for this today and we are thrilled with the great turn out.

"We are expecting about 250 people coming over to take part.

"The Lambretta Club are backing us this year and there are people coming from everywhere to sign up.

"We have been planning this for about six months since we first met in February to discuss it all."

The Barrow club raise great sums each year for special charities, with the proceeds from Saturday's event, and this year's fundraisers, going towards St Mary's Hospice.

Club member Fred Stewart said: "We raise quite a lot of money for charity each year and this year we're raising money for St Mary's Hospice.

"The profit from this and from any events we hold for the rest of this year will go towards the hospice.

"We chose them because of the great work they do."

The event launched for the first time in 2017, with the Lambretta Club getting involved in this year's outing, which attracted dozens of local owners.

The club is the largest Lambretta Club in the world with more than 5,000 members joined by a love of the iconic Italian scooter, which was launched in 1947.

As well as offering a get-together of like-minded members, the club's regular rallies continue to keep the recognisable scooters in the public eye.

Mr Stewart said: "This is a great get together for everyone in the scooter world.

"It has been made a signing on event by the Lambretta Club so people have come from far and wide to Barrow to take part."