VIDEO: Bikers roar to hospital with Easter eggs

Scores of easy riders with hearts of gold headed to Boston from Skegness to deliver Easter eggs to a children's ward.

The 29th annual Easter Egg Run set off from the Seaview pub on North Parade this morning - in a shower of hailstones.

Bikers gathered outside the Seaview pub in Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson.

Bikers gathered outside the Seaview pub in Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson.

Bacon butties and hot drinks were served to the riders inside the pub ahead of the 23-mile trip to Pilgrim Hospital.

Organiser Rob Horton said the event is held every year on Palm Sunday. "Once again we had a good turn-out of bikers and think we delivered around 550 eggs and cuddly toys to the children's ward.

"The bikers were able to go around the ward and hand out some of the eggs - it was a really special moment.

"Now we are looking forward to doing it again for our 30th anniversary next year.."

Bikers on their way to Pilgrim Hospital in Boston. Photo: Barry Robinson

Bikers on their way to Pilgrim Hospital in Boston. Photo: Barry Robinson

John Cooper was there with his brothers Mark and Paul. "I've done it every year bar a couple," he said. "I do it for lots of reasons - to get together with the kids and catch up with mates that I see once a year. It makes you feel good as well.

"People love it - people are great to bikers. Hopefully, I'll be back again next year."

Skegness Town Crier Steve O'Dare rang his bell to start the ride outside the Seaview and the bikers rode along the seafront towards the Clock Tower, before heading out of town.

For the full story and more pictures, see Wednesday's Skegness Standard.

Easter Egg Run organiser Rob Horton with Skegness Town Crier Steve O'Dare.

Easter Egg Run organiser Rob Horton with Skegness Town Crier Steve O'Dare.

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Bikers deliver the eggs to the children's ward at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

Bikers deliver the eggs to the children's ward at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

Bikers arriving to take part in the 29th annual Easter Egg Run. Photo: Barry Robinson.

Bikers arriving to take part in the 29th annual Easter Egg Run. Photo: Barry Robinson.

This biker had a clever way to keep warm. Photo: Barry Robinson.

This biker had a clever way to keep warm. Photo: Barry Robinson.