Bikers raise over £2,000

Kilham Bikers 15th Annual Easter Egg Run
Kilham Bikers 15th Annual Easter Egg Run

AFTER a successful 15th annual Easter Egg run, the Kilham Bikers have raised an impressive £2,500 for charity.

Bikers travelled from as far as Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester to join in the run on Easter Sunday, which saw well over 100 motorcyclists wind their way from Kilham to the May Lodge children’s respite centre in Scarborough.

A charity event held later that evening at the Bay Horse in Kilham further boosted the bikers’ fund-raising total and organiser Fran Cowton said he was delighted with the support this year.

He said: “We would like to thank everyone who supported our 15th Annual Easter Egg run, over 120 bikers turned up at the The Bay Horse in Kilham.

“We would also like to thank all businesses and bikers in and around the area and those who had already travelled long distances to be with us on the day – coming from as far away as Scotland, Liverpool and Southern England – for their continued support, as it is greatly appreciated.

“To date we have raised £2,500 and a cheque will be presented to May Lodge shortly which is a great achievement in these difficult times.

“Everyone at May Lodge was overwhelmed on how many bikes and people had turned up and we were just glad we could help them in some way as they are in need of funds.

“So once again thank you to everyone, your support is greatly appreciated.”

May Lodge is a respite centre with space for up to six youngsters with learning disabilities so that their families can enjoy a short break from round-the-clock caring.

It is run by Action for Children and relies on donations to keep running.

l The Kilham Wednesday Night Bikers organise ride-outs from Boyes Garage at Kilham every Wednesday from 6.30pm and the next, on May 11, will be a ‘mystery tour’ led by Fran Cowton, to which all bikers are invited.