Charity ride in memory of Northumberland footballer

Charity bike ride from Sunderland to Blyth this morning, in memory of a former amateur footballer who died from motor neurone disease.

Scott Bell died last October at the age of thirty five. Scott had played for the non-league side Blyth Spartans.

Charity ride to remember friend

Next to Sir Bobby Robson statue part way through charity bike ride Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Friends of a former Northumberland footballer who died from motor neurone disease are riding from Sunderland to Blyth to raise money for charity.

Scott Bell played with the non league side Blyth Spartans.

On route from the Stadium of Light to Blyth, the group paid a visit to St James' Park.

Charity ride in memory of Northumberland footballer

Former Blyth Spartans footballer, Scott Bell

A group is cycling from Sunderland to Blyth this morning, in memory of a former amateur footballer who died from motor neurone disease.

Scott Bell died last October at the age of thirty five. Scott had played for the non-league side Blyth Spartans.

Today, his friends and supporters are cycling from the Stadium of Light to Blyth Spartans' ground Croft Park, via St James' Park.

Scott was a huge Manchester United fan; the ride has been timed to coincide with Newcastle United's home game against David Moyes' side.

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