A WILDLIFE rescue is organising a motorbike charity ride to help continue protecting wildlife.

Anthony Johnson of Pennines Wildlife Rescue is organising the ride which will take place from 10am on Saturday, September 10 at the Crown pub in Catton.

The ride will be the charity's last fundraiser ride this year.

Anthony said: "It's very important to keep us running over the winter."

Tributes to The Queen will take place, with a moment's silence and raising a glass of port before setting off.

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"It's been planned for weeks and we have people coming from far away.

"Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II loved animals and I thought it was only right that we go ahead."

The route travels through Whitfield, Coanwood and Slaggyford before stopping at the Spar garage in Alston, and carrying on through Nenthead and Killhope.

Bacon sandwiches and coffee will be available at the Crown before leaving, and food and a bar will be available afterwards.

A collection box will be available for donations, and Anthony will have several 2023 calendars that can be purchased at a reduced price for those attending.

Bikes and quads of all types are welcome.

For those unable to make it but want to support the charity, use the link at People's Fundraising.