Weather puts skids on Grantham biker run

Bikers Egg Run at The Meres Leisure Centre. 065D
Bikers Egg Run at The Meres Leisure Centre. 065D
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A long-running Easter tradition was maintained by plucky mororcyclists, despite freezing conditions.

Just 11 motorcyclists were able to make the annual Easter egg run from Bottesford to Grantham on Sunday.

A further 15 made the trip by car.

Organiser John Bartlett was one of the participants forced by the road conditions to travel by car from the start of the run at Bottesford to the Meres Lesiure Centre.

He said: “Nornally we have up to 400 bikers taking part, but at least a few riders were able to make the journey and maintain a 23-year tradition.

“It’s disappointing, but there’s not much you can do about the weather.

“Some people travel quite long distancs to take part and they were unable to get their bikes out or conditions were just too dangerous.”

The Mayor of Grantham Ian Stokes was waiting at The Meres Leisure Centre for the riders, who brought with them 250 Easter eggs for disadvantaged children, which are distirbuted by the Salvation Army.

More than £100 was collected for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, and this was added to by the sale at the leisure centre of hundreds of hot cross buns originally provided for the anticipated same number of bikers.