Arcade 'gears up' for new display

Tuesday 18/08/2015
Arcade 'gears up' for new display
In celebration of The Tour of Britain heading to Northumberland, the team at Sanderson Arcade have been decorating the gallery with vintage bikes this week. 
The bikes which are on loan from Beamish Museum in County Durham date from the 19th and early 20th century. Some of the bikes are for display only, however some of the bikes are used on a day to day basis around the museum for staff to get around! 
A selection of the bikes on display were also used in the Emily Wilding Davison bike ride in 2013. Which saw ladies ride from Longhorsley to Morpeth in memory of Emily. 
The bikes will be on display for a month in the Arcade to mark the Tour of Britain coming to Northumberland on the 9th and 10th of September. 
Continuing with the bike theme, Sanderson Arcade will also be holding a 10 hour spinathon cycling just under 500 miles with the help from stores at the Arcade and those from the Morpeth Rotary and the charity itself. 
Stores getting involved in the spinning action are Marks and Spencer, Vodafone, 02, Crew Clothing and more! 
All of the money raised will go towards Barnabas Safe and Sound, the Arcades chosen charity for the year.
Medi Parry, Sanderson Arcade Centre Manager said 'We are really looking forward to having the bikes hanging in our gallery and would like to say thank you to Beamish Museum for loaning us their special bikes. It is certainly something different that we hope people will enjoy when they visit us'.
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This news story was sourced from Sanderson Arcade's website

Published: Tuesday 18/08/2015

By Visit Northumberland

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