The Annual Bikers Easter Egg Run
Delivering Eggs to Local Hospitals and Children's Homes
By Neil Fortey
Palm Sunday in Bottesford sees the annual Motorbike Easter Egg Run start at 11 o’clock sharp from the Red Lion. Started over fifteen years ago by the Triumph Owners Club (according to the rider from Chesterfield that I spoke to), bikers assemble in and around the Red Lion, gathering from miles around, for the ceremonial ride taking their presents of Easter Eggs to the Grantham Leisure Centre for distribution. The sun shone on these warm-hearted bikers in their hundreds, on all ages and types of motorcycle. Engines rev and thunder. At the appointed time the police escort leads off and this armada of knights of the road makes its way out of Bottesford down Grantham Road. Some were dressed as Easter Bunnies. Some towed trailers that looked suspiciously like barrels of ale. There were mighty american machines alongside nippy scooters. Living History photographers were there to capture the event.
The bikers will be back for the Father Christmas Run in December.