Kind-hearted bikers go on special Easter egg ride

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More than 30 motorcyclists took part in an annual Easter egg run to a children’s respite centre today (Saturday, March 30).

The 36 motorcyclists set off from Autocentre in Rushden to deliver the eggs to the children at the Squirrels Respite Centre in the town.

Vic Clarke, who works at Autocentre, took part in the event. He said: “It’s the 19th year we’ve done this now, and we took 161 eggs. We like to try and cheer up the poorly children and they look forward to seeing us. The respite centre lays on hot drinks and hot cross buns, and we stay and chat to the children. It wasn’t just local riders, people from Peterborough and Leicester joined us.”

The motorcyclists, who are members of the Motorcycle Action Group, take their own Easter eggs as well as those donated by local companies and people.

Mr Clarke added: “People know we do it every year so they bring eggs into Autocentre for us to take to the children.

“We drove through the High Street with a man dressed as an Easter bunny driving a van with the eggs in waving at people and three people stopped and put Easter eggs in the van. The eggs that the respite centre doesn’t need are given to other local good causes.”