Bikers prepare for the annual Easter egg run

Hordes of bikers are due to descend on Northumberland for their annual fund-raising Easter Egg Run next weekend.

The Blyth Valley Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) will embark on its epic annual 60-mile journey from Woodhorn Colliery Museum at 11am on Saturday, April 4.

The convoy will pass through Widdrington, Amble, Warkworth, Alnwick, Stannington, Bedlington and Blyth before finishing in Seaton Deleval.

Easter eggs will be gathered en-route and donated to children’s wards, and money will be raised for the Great North Air Ambulance.

The trip follows the Coastal Route and will take bikers past the Widdrington Inn to Amble Harbour, to Warkworth, past the castle and continue up to Alnwick.

They will then head down the A1 to pass through Stannington before parking up for a tea stop in Bedlington. From there, they will head to Blyth and end the run in The Keel Row pub in Seaton Deleval.

Last year 887 motorbikes turned out, and more than 1,800 Easter eggs were donated, and £385 was raised for the GNAA.

The group’s ride is the second of two in the region – the Durham Run will take place on Sunday, April 5.