More than a thousand bikers roared around Northumberland today on their annual charity Easter Egg Run.
The huge convoy set off from Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, at 11am and the 60-mile route took them through Widdrington, Amble, Alnwick, Stannington, Bedlington and Blyth, before they finished at the Keel Row pub at Seaton Delaval.
We caught up with them at their lunch stop at Amble Harbour, where Katalina Ferguson, chairman and local group rep of the organisers Blyth Valley Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) said she was delighted with the turn-out, which had broken all records.
“Everyone is smiling and you’ll see lots of costumes – it seems to get more wild every year,” said Katalina.
All bikers were asked to bring an Easter egg, which will all be donated to children in local hospitals and money was collected along the route for the Great North Air Ambulance.
Last year, a total of 868 bikers joined the Easter parade last year and 1,800 Easter eggs were collected and £385 raised.
In 2013, 450 bikes took part in the event and more than 1,100 Easter eggs were donated. Over £500 was raised for charity.
Co-organiser and head marshal Martin Hodson, from Widdrington, said: “We’ve had excellent support from Northumberland County Council, the police and the harbour authority here in Amble. The road users have been excellent and it’s nice to see over 1,000 bikes turn up to show their support. What a charitable event.”