Belper’s new mayor, councillor Deborah Biss, has been sworn-in.
The Milford resident takes over the reins from Mark Robertson and and immediately announced a year of fundraising for the town’s Drop Inn youth centre.
The keen motorcyclist plans to roar round a racetrack astride a 650cc machine and is keen to find sponsors.
She usually rides a 250cc motorbike and said:”It only does 50mph but I plan to go a bit quicker on the track.”
Cllr Biss will take part in The Festival of a Thousand Bikes at Mallory Park on July 13 along with husband Michael - named as mayor’s consort.