Riders prepare for annual Easter Egg Run

Kilham Wednesday Night Bikers on last year's Easter Egg Run.
Kilham Wednesday Night Bikers on last year's Easter Egg Run.

EASTER is around the corner which can mean only one thing – the Kilham Wednesday Night Bikers are gearing up to take to the roads once again for their ever popular charity road run.

The bikers, who over the last 18 years have been raising money for worthy causes across Yorkshire, will be going on their annual Easter egg run on Sunday, March 31.

Otherwise known as the Stephen Cowton Memorial Motorcycle Run, the event will see crowds of bikers start their journey at The Bay Horse, in Kilham at 9am.

The bikers will depart at 11am to ride along some of the region’s best biking roads to May Lodge, in Scarborough – a care and respite home for children with various disabilities – where they will donate Easter eggs and money.

A raffle/tombola will be held that evening from 7.30pm onwards back at the Bay Horse.

The motorcycle club started up 20 years ago when they would deliver Easter eggs to children in hospitals in the local area.

Since then the club and its fund-raising activities have grown. To date they have raised in excess of £45,000 for various charities helping children and young people with life threatening illnesses and disabilities.

Last year’s Easter Egg Run was a great success, raising £2,100 for SNAPPY in York.

The club also organises ride-outs every Wednesday night throughout the summer months.

In the run up to the Easter egg run, the club will be holding a quiz at the Bay Horse in Kilham at 7.30pm on March 13.

Everyone is welcome to go along whether you are a biker or not. The cost is £2.50 per person for a team of four.

If you can help or would like to donate either eggs or money please contact Fran Cowton on 01262 420399 or go on the website www.KilhamWednesdayNightBikers.co.uk for further details.  Details about the club’s ride-outs will be available on their website early next month.