Vintage motorcycles created a stunning spectacle

One of the motorcyles in the Bamburgh Run.
One of the motorcyles in the Bamburgh Run.

A stunning collection of vintage motorcycles roared through the north Northumberland countryside at the weekend, during a spectacular annual event.

Around 60 bikes took part in the popular Bamburgh Run, which started and finished in Etal Village on Sunday.

With the sun shining, the event was blessed with warm weather and attracted a good crowd of well-wishers.

Onlookers were able to have a chat with the owners of the bikes, before they set off in pairs or threes for an 80-mile round trip through the stunning countryside, including the road between Seahouses and Bamburgh Castle.

The motorcycles dated back from the 1910s, 20s, 30s and 40s and created quite a spectacle.

The event was organised by the Ashington-based Reivers Section of the national Vintage Motor Cycle Club, together with the Marston Sunbeam Club and Register, with the purpose of riding vintage motorbikes on the quiet roads of north Northumberland.

○ For those who like their vintage vehicles, the Aln Valley Railway, in Alnwick, is staging a Classic and Vintage Vehicles Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.

The event runs from 10am to 4.30pm on each day and people will have the chance to enjoy steam engine rides on the extended Aln Valley Railway track – laid by volunteers – and also take a trip on a vintage bus.

The vintage weekend is being held at the Lionheart Station site.

For more information, visit the Aln Valley Railway Facebook page or www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk