Mar 30 2012 By Lorna Hughes
MERSEYSIDE Fire & Rescue Service will be offering motorbike safety advice to the thousands of motorcyclists expected to take part in the Wirral
Egg Run this Sunday.
As bikers from across the country descend on New Brighton for the fundraising event in aid of sick children, the Fire Service will be encouraging
them to enhance their skills through further training.
Andy Shotton, MF&RS Motor Cycle Team Crew Manager, will be manning a stall near the start of the event.
Up to 12,000 bikers are expected to take part in the 20-mile ride from New Brighton promenade to Clatterbridge Hospital. Some will be delivering Easter eggs for children to the hospital while others will raise money for charity.
Andy will be with Merseyside Police on the day as part of the Ride Safe Back Safe team, offering advice on correct equipment and kit.
He will also be giving out free CRASH Cards, which fit into the helmet and contain vital emergency information in the event of a crash.
He said: “I will be speaking to the riders before they go out and promoting further training for motorcyclists through the Institution of Advanced Motorcyclists and BikeSafe.
"There are so many people taking part and if we can encourage some of them to enhance their riding skills then they will certainly reap the benefits.
“It is important to attend events such as this and to engage with motorcyclists and promote the wearing of correct protective clothing and to think about further training.”
Starting at 11am, riders will pass through Wallasey Village, Moreton Cross, Moreton, Hoylake, West Kirby, Caldy and Heswall before arriving at Clatterbridge Hospital.
Diversion routes will be signposted for motorists to avoid the area.
Charities and individuals can apply for grants from the money raised through the Wirral Egg Run. Application forms can be downloaded from www.wirraleggrun. co.uk