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Bikers at the Dyke Neuk pub in Meldon just before the 2016 Gary Routledge Ride and Show got under way.
Bikers at the Dyke Neuk pub in Meldon just before the 2016 Gary Routledge Ride and Show got under way.
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The bank holiday weekend will see bikers from across the North East gather for the Gary Routledge Ride and Show.

And for the first time, this popular charity event, on Monday, May 29, will be coming to Morpeth.

The event began in 2008 as a memorial run for a small group following Gary Routledge’s untimely death from cancer in 2007.

It has now grown into an annual gathering supported by hundreds of bikers.

As always, the run will begin at the Dyke Neuk pub in Meldon – with riders leaving in small groups between 9am and 10am.

The first leg follows the coastal route to historic Bamburgh for a tea stop in the car park below the castle.

The return journey passes through Belford and Wooler before heading over the beautiful Northumberland moors on the A697 and down into Morpeth.

This year, the bike show is being held by the river at High Stanners from 1pm, with the prize-giving and charity raffle taking place in the Riverside Lodge.

There will be a display of some very special race bikes, a band will be playing and food will be available throughout the show.

The bikers always give generously to good causes through collections and the raffle.

Money raised at this year’s ride and show will go to the North East Air Ambulance and A Fish for Life, which is a charity that supports schooling for orphans in areas of Kenya.

Organisers are hoping that many of the bikers’ family members and friends will come along to the show.