Saturday, 23 April 2011

Taz is ready for the Yorkhill Easter Egg Run

As you can see Taz is all ready for tomorrow charity event, the Yorkhill Easter Egg Run

The Yorkhill Easter Egg Motorbike Run has been a tradition in Glasgow for over ten years, and to many bikers, is the unofficial start of the biking season. Thousands of motorbikes, trikes and quads gather every Easter Sunday to take part in a huge procession through the west end of Glasgow, culminating at Yorkhill Hospital, where they drop off Easter Eggs and donations for the sick children.

Every year thousands of bikers ride to Yorkhill Childrens Hospital, in Glasgow, on all manner of bikes (some wearing fancy dress costumes) taking Easter Eggs and Donations for the Children in the hospital.  Started in 1988 with just 200 motorcycles, the event now attracts bikers from all over the UK and upwards of 9,000 bikes (in 2009).  This year there is a restriction to only 3,000 bikes (officially) attending due to policing and health and safety reasons.

This year, on 24th April, I will be riding along with a friend for Mobile Motorcycle Services, one of the event sponsors, from Kelvin Way to Yorkhill where we will be greeted with music from Rock Radio DJs and Radio Lollipop.

With Yorkhill Children's Foundation celebrating its tenth anniversary, the aim is to top £30,000 in donations!

Not got a bike, but don't want to miss this spectacular event?  Why line the streets along the new route for 2011.  The old traditional start point of Kelvin Way being resurrected, followed by a 6.5 mile run will wind through the west end of Glasgow, up Great Western Road and down Crow Road towards Yorkhill Hospital.  Route map: