Nottinghamshire bikers gear up for ‘Eggstravaganza’

Hundreds of bikers will be joining a convoy from the Goose Fair site on Sunday (March 29) armed with Easter Eggs to put a smile on the faces of some of the less fortunate children in the county.

The 35th Nottinghamshire Easter Egg Run will see the bikers ride from the Nottingham Goose Fair site to the Mansfield Fire Station where they will donate Easter eggs to disadvantaged children and those with additional needs.

Events in the past have seen around 1,000 bikers donating thousands of Easter eggs between them and distributing them to children’s homes, Surestart centres, children with special needs and those living with foster parents.

Hosted by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service for the ninth time, event organisers are hoping it will attract as many bikers and their families as it has in the past.

Those wishing to take part are advised to meet at The Forest Recreation Ground at 9.30am.

Departure will be at 10am.

Anyone attending is asked to bring an Easter egg, or multiple eggs if possible, to donate.

Cash donations can also be made and will got towards the same cause, to help provide things such as days out for disadvantaged children.

Co-ordinator of the event, watch manager Tim Marston, said: “We are pleased and proud to once again host what has become an important date in the annual motorcycling calendar, and what often signals the first ‘ride-out’ of the season.

“Hopefully the recent good weather will prevail and an excellent day out will be had by all.”

Photo: Painted Easter eggs.
Photo: Painted Easter eggs.;

Event organisers also hope the event will provide an opportunity to highlight some important road saftey messages.

Mr Marston said: “As well as providing a much-needed boost to some of our county’s disadvantaged children, the Egg Run aims to promote safer motorbike riding in Nottinghamshire and our firefighters will be on hand to offer practical advice to help reduce the number of motorcycle casualties in the county.”

The plan is for bikers to ride north towards Arnold, turning right at The Vale pub onto Thackeray’s Lane, then straight on at the mini-roundabout up to Mapperley Plains.

Next bikers will be turning left towards Dorkett’s Head, Lime Lane and the A614, then left at the A614 towards the Redhill roundabout and finally, right onto the A60 towards Mansfield.

More details of the route bikers will be taking can be found here.

Remember the clocks go forward by one hour at 1am on Sunday so remember to set your alarms correctly to arrive in time!

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