Sun shines for this year's Scarcliffe Soapbox Derby - with pictures

Spicing up their lives are Bolsover pals Philip Wright, David Brocksopp, Andrew Elliott, Tom Ottewell and George Adsetts.
Spicing up their lives are Bolsover pals Philip Wright, David Brocksopp, Andrew Elliott, Tom Ottewell and George Adsetts.

The sun shone as a selection of homemade contraptions crashed and collided to the finishing line in this year's Scarcliffe Soapbox Derby.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of the village for the colourful annual event on Saturday. The fun-filled event raised pots of cash for Ashgate Hospicecare in Chesterfield and CLIC Sargent, which helps children with cancer.

Donita Welch, Demi-Lea Johnson, Ben Moore and Richard Welch from Pleasley Park with their ride. Pictures by Anne Shelley.

Donita Welch, Demi-Lea Johnson, Ben Moore and Richard Welch from Pleasley Park with their ride. Pictures by Anne Shelley.

On Facebook, organisers thanked everyone for making the event a 'great one' and scores of people replied to say they had a great time.

Paul Wass and Jason Dickenson, from Mansfield, in caveman mode.

Paul Wass and Jason Dickenson, from Mansfield, in caveman mode.

Sam Brown, Joe Bishton and James Bowman bring some Swanwick steam punk to proceedings.

Sam Brown, Joe Bishton and James Bowman bring some Swanwick steam punk to proceedings.

Bolsover's Lynn Mellor brings some petal power to the race.

Bolsover's Lynn Mellor brings some petal power to the race.