Bikes roar into Boulmer at weekend

Wing Commander Richard Sharp presents head road captain of the Geordie Chapter with a memento of their fund-raising roadtrip. Picture by Catherine Hughes.
Wing Commander Richard Sharp presents head road captain of the Geordie Chapter with a memento of their fund-raising roadtrip. Picture by Catherine Hughes.

RAF Boulmer welcomed members of the Harley Owners’ Group which was taking part in its annual ABC Motor Cycle event on Saturday, in support of Help for Heroes and the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade.

The Geordie Chapter began the ride through Northumberland at Albemarle Barracks, stopping briefly at Alnwick Market Place before visiting RAF Boulmer, where they were welcomed by Officer Commanding Support Wing, Wing Commander Richard Sharp.

More than 50 bikes were involved in the event with 75 riders forming the group. With the group assembled near one of the station’s Sea King helicopters, head road captain of the Geordie Chapter, Al Thompson, was presented with a memento of the occasion by the Wing Commander.

The group and their spectators were then treated to a low-level flypast by Avro Vulcan XH558, now in its final display season, as it took part in a Cold War Tour of the UK.

After a short stay, the group departed RAF Boulmer, riding to the final destination – Tynemouth Coastguard Station. In total, the group raised more than £400 for its chosen charities.