Slideshow: Sunshine brings over 500 bikers to the Easter egg run from Bottesford to Grantham

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Bottesford was awash with bikers on Sunday morning ahead of the annual Easter egg run.

As the bikers – 533 in total – set off from the village on their way to Grantham, they tooted and waved at visitors to the popular village car boot sale and continued in the spirit all the way to The Meres Leisure Centre.

Bikers get ready for the annual Easter egg run from Bottesford to Grantham. Photo: Ian Selby

Bikers get ready for the annual Easter egg run from Bottesford to Grantham. Photo: Ian Selby

As is tradition, the motorcyclists delivered Easter eggs to The Meres which will be given to disadvantaged children. Bikers do a similar run at Christmas, carrying toys for the Salvation Army to distribute.

These photos were taken by Grantham’s deputy mayor Councillor Ian Selby, who joined the bikers on the run, riding pillion with organiser John Bartlett at the front of the procession.

Coun Selby said: “On a glorious sunny day, with a fabulous atmosphere, it was a great pleasure to join all the good spirited bikers that came along to donate Easter eggs for a worthy cause. It was just a superb occasion and I look forward to next year’s 25th anniversary event.”

On arrival at The Meres, Coun Selby joined Mayor of Grantham Frank Turner and his wife Christina, and deputy mayoress Anita Selby, Coun Selby’s mother, to greet the bikers as they arrived.

Coun Selby added: “My mother had the idea of giving a little Easter egg to all the children that came along, just a really nice thought in my view.”

 

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