Bikers rev up for Wirral Easter Egg Run

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Motorcyclists line up ahead of Wirral Egg Run. Pic by Lewis Price © JMU Journalism

Motorcyclist poised and ready to start the event. Pic by Lewis Price © JMU Journalism

The Wirral Easter Egg Run tradition was kept alive as bikers gathered in their numbers to raise money for charity.

The annual event aims to raise money for a number of Merseyside charities, such as Claire House Children’s Hospice, the Northwest Air Ambulance and Northwest Blood Bikes.

In 2013, the official Wirral Egg Run committee announced that the event had ended for good because of a lack of funds. However, a number of dedicated motorcyclists decided to pull together to help save the Wirral-based event.

As the spring sun shone down on New Brighton promenade, bikers revved up their engines eagerly awaiting the morning start. The one thousand-strong motorcade then travelled through to Wallasey, Moreton, Hoylake, Wesk Kirby, Thurstaston, Heswall, Thornton Hough, and finally Claremount Farm where donations were taken.

Easter eggs were also delivered to children at Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals, while eggs were also donated at the Claremount Farm shop for underprivileged children across Merseyside.

Last year’s run out raised just under £5,000 and organisers believe that they can exceed that total this year as donations continue to come in.

Motorcyclists line up ahead of Wirral Egg Run. Pic by Lewis Price © JMU Journalism

Motorcyclists gathered in fancy dress. Pic by Lewis Price © JMU Journalism

Noel Dean, 34, from Neston, was one of the riders who helped organise the tribute ride and has taken part in 13 Wirral Egg Run events. He told JMU Journalism: “It is truly incredible to see the number of people here to support the Wirral charities. Every year the turnout gets bigger and bigger with costumes and customised vehicles, it all adds to the excitement.”

A spokesperson from Claire House told JMU Journalism: “We could not have asked for a better day with the amazing spring weather and huge amount of support.

“This particular event improves every year, it’s one that we always look forward to on the calendar because it’s for a good cause and brings in the spirit of Easter.”

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