A SCOOTER ride out will take place the weekend before the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing.

Scooterists from across the region have been invited to join the Manchester Memorial Ride to lay flowers outside the Arena and pay their respects to the 22 victims of the bombing.

The victims were killed when Salman Abedi detonated a homemade device on May 22, 2017, as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert.

Charlotte Hodgson, from Bury, lost her daughter, Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who was just 16.

Mrs Hodgson and husband Paul will be leading the ride out on Saturday, May 19.

She said: "The organiser Michael Cox wanted to do something to help people pay their respects to the 22 victims and he asked us to lead it.

"It means a lot to us, we lost our daughter and it's nice they have thought of us."

Both Mr and Mrs Hodgson are keen scooterists themselves and Olivia attended a prom on the back of one of their scooters.

The ride starts at 11.30am at J&S Motorcycle Accessories, Ashton Old Road, Manchester and finishes at the Arena.