Delays are expected on the A1(M) this afternoon as bikers stage a mass demonstration against EU legislation on motorcycles.
The protest involves members of Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), and is one of 12 demos taking place across the UK.
Riders are planning to meet at Carville, near Durham at 1pm, and stage a mass 40mph ride north along the A1 until Washington Services.
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