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VIDEO: Hundreds of bikers on Easter charity run in Northumberland

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A huge convoy of motorbikes roared around Northumberland in their annual charity Easter Egg Run today.

A total of 868 bikers joined the 60-mile Easter parade, organised by the Blyth Valley Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), and supported by Northumbria Police.

All participating bikers were asked to bring Easter eggs and 1,800 were collected, which will be donated to children in local hospitals, and £385 raised during the run will be divided 60:40 between the Great North Air Ambulance and MAG.

Last year, 450 bikes took part in the event and more than 1,100 Easter eggs were donated, with more than £500 raised for charity.

This year’s rally set off from Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, at 11am and visited the Widdrington Inn, Amble Harbour, where they stopped for an hour, Alnwick, Stannington, Bedlington and Blyth, before finishing at The Keel Row pub, Seaton Delaval.

Northumbria Police motor patrols officers had been working with organisers to ensure the event went smoothly and safely on the day. They were be based at points on the route, speaking to bikers about road safety and handing out safety advice leaflets.

 

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