The 32nd Wirral Egg Run took place on April 1st 2012. Around 12,000 bikers are said to have taken part in this year’s event. It started on New Brighton promenade at 11am with the riders travelling the 20 odd miles passing through Wallasey Village, Moreton Cross, Moreton, Hoylake, West Kirby, Caldy and Heswall before arriving at Clatterbridge Hospital in Thornton Hough.
The Wirral Egg Run is an annual event which raises money for local children and children’s charities as well as donating Easter eggs to children in hospital. The riders deliver their Easter eggs at Clatterbridge Hospital for children in Wirral. Whilst the delivery of Easter eggs forms the tradition of the Egg Run, this is accompanied by the delivery cash donations to the Wirral Egg Run charity.
We stood with lots of other people on the Glegg Arms roundabout watching the riders come through Heswall town centre on their way to Clatterbridge. There were bikes of all shapes and sizes together with a sizeable number scooters and quad bikes as well as the odd motorcycle and sidecar. Many of the bikers were dressed up as chicks, bunny rabbits and other fancy dress.
It was a nice sunny morning and the sun held out for all the riders who came through the town. Just as well for ‘Borat’ in his mankini, he must have been cold despite the sunshine.
Well done to all the participants for taking part in such a worthwhile cause and a great event.
As well as the riders entering into the spirit of the event by dressing up it was good to see so many classic bikes out on the road including Norton, Triumph and Royal Enfield. They were quite a few Harleys out but I’m sure I saw a rare Indian go past before I could take a photo. But it was great to see a few BSA bikes like the one above. My dad used to pick me up from school on his BSA Bantam in the late 1960’s.
A particular well done to Emily and her Dad for taking part this year.