By linda foo guest
THE Wirral egg run is back – almost.
A group of bikers have organised the “Wirral egg run tribute ride out” on Sunday April 6.
Bikers will meet on New Brighton promenade at 11am and finish at Claremont Farm on Old Clatterbridge Road.
Organiser Tony Gray said: “Everyone was disappointed when the Egg Run ended last year after over 30 years.
“So a group of concerned bikers including myself decided that we didn't want this charity event to die.
“We knew that a lot of bikers, trikers and scooter riders would still turn up at New Brighton on the day, so we gathered everyone together and had a small ride out.
“Last year we called it ‘Merseyside Easter ride out with friends of Claire House’, but this year we have changed it to Wirral egg run tribute ride out.
“It is not the Wirral Egg Run, but a tribute ride in honour the event and the fantastic people who made it happen every year.
“We will be meeting at the place and time and following the traditional route but ending up in Claremont Farm.
“Last year we only had a few weeks to organise it and managed to collect £700 for Claire House and 300 Easter eggs, with over 1,000 bikers on the day. The eggs were given to children at Claire House.
“But this year we’ve had more time to sort things out and changed the name.We also set up a free website to advertise the route.”
All money raised will be split between three charities – Claire House, North West Air Ambulance and North West Blood Bikes – a charity who provide an out of hours service for the NHS to transport lifesaving medical supplies. Eggs can be given to Claremont Farm before the event.
Tony added: “We don’t want to lose this event, but keep the name alive and raise cash for charities. We want this tribute ride out to keep the spirit of the event alive for the next 30 years.”