Motorcyclists ride out with hundreds of eggs for community

Oakley Motorcycle Club Easter egg run from Bedford town centre.
Oakley Motorcycle Club Easter egg run from Bedford town centre.

Bikers took to the roads over Easter for their popular charity egg run.

Oakley Motorcycle Club visited five locations on Easter Sunday as part of their annual community event.

Club members on 43 bikes decorated with Easter Bunnies and soft toys gathered on St Paul’s Square, Bedford, before setting off on their travels.

They stopped off to distribute Easter eggs at Lovell Homes in Oakley, Brookside Home in Kempston, the Leonard Cheshire Home in Ampthill, Lomac House in Kempston, and the Sue Ryder home in Whitwell, near Hitchin.

Bernice Russell, treasurer of the Oakley Motorcyle Club said: “The residents of the homes love our visits. We also enjoy visiting them and enjoy meeting them and giving - it’s like visiting old friends.“

Generous members and companies donated more than 400 Easter eggs on their visits, and club members, supporters, family and friends gave £300 to the society’s chosen charity, the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Bernice said: “Some of the residents used to be bikers themselves so they love seeing the bikes and talking about them - and a whole host of other things too.

“Some of the residents tell us it’s one of the highlights of their year.”

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New members are always welcome. The club meets every Thursday evening at Oakley Sports and Social Club, Church Lane, Oakley, from 7pm.