Chance to join ride in aid of two charities

Riders are invited to be part of an annual charity event in the Northumberland area that has become an established feature on the North East motorcycling calendar.

Organised in memory of Gary Routledge, who died in 2007, the ride out and bike show is now in its eighth year. Once again, those who participate will be joined by GP legend Niall Mackenzie and sons Taylor and Tarran.

One of the starting points is the Dyke Neuk pub in Meldon from about 9am and this group will meet up with the other group at Bamburgh for a tea stop in the castle car park. For the return leg of the 90-mile trip on Monday, the riders will head from Bamburgh to Wooler before a run through the countryside along the A697 to Burgham Park. This is the venue for the bike show, which starts at 1pm.

As in previous years, the event will raise funds for motorcycle charity Riders for Health and the Great North Air Ambulance.