Bikers complete Easter ride for children's charity

Hundreds of bikers in fancy dress have taken to the streets of Glasgow for a charity Easter parade.

The convoy was welcomed by crowds at the Royal Hospital for Children after completing the 39th annual Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Easter Egg Run.

Crowds gathered to support bikers on their route to the Royal Hospital for Children (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Crowds gathered to support bikers on their route to the Royal Hospital for Children (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Initially created to deliver Easter eggs to children undergoing treatment, the event now raises substantial funds for charity through sponsorship.

Kirsten Sinclair, director of fundraising at Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity, said: "It is hard to believe that the Easter Egg Run is almost 40 years old.

"Over that time, it has become such a tradition and for our hospital family, Easter Sunday just wouldn't be the same without it."

The charity ride will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year (Andrew Milligan/PA)
The charity ride will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year (Andrew Milligan/PA)

She added: "Not only is it a hugely fun and colourful event, but it helps to raise vital funds to care for young patients and their families at the children's hospital.

"We're very grateful to our generous bikers for their continued support and look forward to celebrating a special anniversary with them in 2019."

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