The Geordie Chapter of the Harley Davidson Owners’ Group drive into town
Alnwick Town Centre will once again be full of motorbikes when over fifty members of the The Geordie Chapter of the Harley Davidson Owners’ Group (HOG) visit on Saturday June 3rd 2023 for their annual “ABC” charity ride.
Around 50 Harley Davidsons will be parked up on the north side of Bondgate Within between W.H. Smith and the Yorkshire Trading Co., from around 11.30am until 13.30pm in order for the public to view the bikes and chat to the riders who are raising funds for Help for Heroes.
To enable parking of the bikes and safe viewing by the public, a Road Closure for Bondgate Within has been approved by Northumberland County Council and will officially be in force from 10.00 hrs. to 14.00hrs.
The street will be closed to all vehicular traffic, including delivery vehicles for shops on Bondgate Within and Narrowgate, from a barrier fence outside The Yorkshire Trading Co. along the full length and width of Bondgate Within to its junction with Narrowgate, adjacent to W.H. Smith. All parking spaces within these boundaries will also be closed for the duration of this closure, from 10.00hrs. to 14.00hrs.
This will also mean that deliveries, etc. to all shops, offices and dwellings on Bondgate Within and Narrowgate will not be possible at any time between 10.00hrs. and 14.00hrs. Staff will be on hand at the barrier outside Yorkshire Trading Co. in case of the need for emergency access to Bondgate Within but will not be able to open the barriers for normal vehicular traffic or deliveries.
This annual charity event is called the ABC as they start the ride at “A” Albemarle Barracks then ride through Northumberland stopping at Alnwick on the way to “B” RAF Boulmer and to end the ride they used to ride from Boulmer down the coast to HMS Calliope however they now end the ride at the Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House.
Mayor of Alnwick Councillor Geoff Watson, pictured with the HOG group in Alnwick last year, said “The bikers look forward to a warm reception in Alnwick where they are happy to chat with members of the public and discuss all things motorbike. The sight and sound of them driving through the town is quite a spectacle!”
Pictured: Last year’s visit by the Geordie Chapter to Alnwick.