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Peterborough motorcycle riders’ Easter charity run

Members of Peterborough Lambretta and Vespa Scooter Club's set out from Oundle Road on the annual Easter Egg run to hospices and care homes in Peterborough

Members of Peterborough Lambretta and Vespa Scooter Club's set out from Oundle Road on the annual Easter Egg run to hospices and care homes in Peterborough

HUNDREDS of bikers showed they were really good eggs by delivering Easter treats to sick children and the elderly.

First to hit the road were big-hearted members of the Peterborough Lambretta and Vespa Scooter Club who helped bring some Easter cheer to two hospices.

First stop for the riders was Manor Respite Home, in Derby Drive, Dogsthorpe, where they handed over their bounty of chocolate eggs to the delighted youngsters.

They then visited the Sue Ryder Care’s Thorpe Hall Hospice, in Longthorpe and dropped off another batch.

Andy Rutter, also known as Grinner, from the Peterborough Lambretta and Vespa Scooter Club, joined more than 220 riders to donate Easter eggs to two city venues.

They set off from the Cherry Tree pub in Oundle Road on Saturday and rode out in convoy through the city’s streets. Bystanders stopped to wave and take pictures as the riders passed them.

He said: “It went really well and a police escort made it easier.

“There were even more riders than last year. There were people waving from the side of the road and a lot of kids on the estate near the respite home came out to see us.

“This is the 13th year we have done it. It’s great seeing the smiles on people’s faces.”

On Sunday, it was the turn of the Greater Peterborough Motorcycle Riders’ Club to carry out their charity mission.

More than 100 bikers with around 200 Easter eggs set off from the Cock Inn in Werrington and travelled to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Meanwhile, the Rutland Chapter Harley Owner’s Club, which covers Peterborough, rode out with Easter eggs in tow to the children’s ward at Boston District Hospital from the Harley Cafe in Market Deeping.

 

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