HUNDREDS of mods got on their scooters and Vespas to invade Clacton on Sunday in a bid to raise hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity.

About 250 riders got together for the annual event which is organised by Chelmsford Scooter Club.

The riders set off from Chelmsford before heading to Colchester and then down the A133 to Clacton seafront for a live music performance outside Tom Peppers bar.

Del Ansell, who is the area representative for the Vespa Club of Britain, said the group raised about £400 for the Bobby Moore Foundation which funds research into bowel cancer.

“It was a great day out and everyone down on the seafront likes to see us there,” he said.

“This ride-out has been going on for about 25 years – myself and Robin Quartermaine resurrected it about five years ago.

“I’ve been a scooter rider since the 1960s and the charity is one that is close to my heart.”

“We lost a lad from Ipswich to cancer and my daughter-in-law is in the middle of receiving treatment for breast cancer so that’s why we’re raising money for a cancer charity.

“We also have a lot of West Ham fans so it’s good to know that all the money is going to the Bobby Moore Foundation.”

The group is already in the middle of planning next year’s ride which will take place on Sunday, March 21, 2019.