Bikers will do annual Toy Run

Toy Run stops at the Meres Leisure Centre. 966B
Toy Run stops at the Meres Leisure Centre. 966B
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Hundreds of motorbikes are expected to take part in the annual Toy Run between Bottesford and Grantham on November 25.

The motorcyclists, of which around 500 are expected, will meet at The Red Lion at Bottesford at around 9am before setting off towards Grantham at around 11am under police escort.

They travel with some of the toys to the Meres Leisure Centre, where they stop to listen to a speech by the organiser and get refreshments, before heading off to Homestart at Melton.

Organiser John Bartlett said: “It’s brilliant, this is the 23rd year. I’m very much looking forward to it. All of the toys collected at Grantham, which are usually a lot, are picked up by the Salvation Army and distributed around the area.”

Bikers have been known to travel from as far as Cornwall to take part in the Toy Run, which any motorcyclist is welcome to join. Toys can be donated to the riders when they reach the Meres. Around 800 toys are usually collected. Information: 01780 762531.