Stephen Hughes, Labour MEP for the North East, joined 300 bikers at a rolling roadblock on the A1 in County Durham. He supports their protest against proposed new EU rules that the bikers say would make their hobby more expensive.
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White Rose flags and crowds half a dozen deep met the riders as they swept through the towns and villages of North Yorkshire.
The Black Cats boss has spoken to the media following his side's one nil defeat to Bournemouth which relegated them from the Premier League.
The Black Cats will play next season in the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League.