Bikers’ Easter Egg Run helps charities

Davie Lowes and Davie Rose, from Stakeford, with nine-year-old Christopher Hogg, from Newcastle, at the Amble lunch stop on the Blyth Valley Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) Easter Egg Run.
Davie Lowes and Davie Rose, from Stakeford, with nine-year-old Christopher Hogg, from Newcastle, at the Amble lunch stop on the Blyth Valley Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) Easter Egg Run.
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More than a thousand bikers rode through Northumberland at the weekend on their annual charity Easter Egg Run.

The Blyth Valley Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) embarked on its epic journey from Woodhorn Museum in Ashington on Saturday.

The 60-mile route took them through Widdrington, Amble, Alnwick, Stannington, Bedlington and Blyth, before they finished at the Keel Row pub near Seaton Delaval.

The trip followed the Coastal Route and took bikers past the Widdrington Inn to Amble Harbour, to Warkworth, past the castle and up to Alnwick.

They then headed down the A1 passing through Stannington before parking up for a tea stop in Bedlington.

From there they headed to Blyth before ending the run at the Keel Row.

All bikers were asked to bring an Easter egg, which was 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, 1,800 Easter eggs were collected, and £385 was raised.

Co-organiser and head marshal Martin Hodson, from Widdrington, said: “We’ve had excellent support.

“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.”

The group followed up Saturday’s event by taking part in the Durham Run on Sunday.