Bikers take to streets of Glasgow for charity Easter parade

Motorbikes take part in Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Easter Egg Run on their motorbikes. Pic: PA Wire/Andrew Milligan
Motorbikes take part in Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Easter Egg Run on their motorbikes. Pic: PA Wire/Andrew Milligan
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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.

Biker Alf Grant travels across the  'Squinty' Bridge in Glasgow. Pic: PA Wire/Andrew Milligan

Biker Alf Grant travels across the 'Squinty' Bridge in Glasgow. Pic: PA Wire/Andrew Milligan

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.”

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.

Hundreds of bikers wearing Easter themed fancy dress took part in the event. Pic: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Hundreds of bikers wearing Easter themed fancy dress took part in the event. Pic: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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