Every year, the Ginger’s Easter Egg Run runs from Leigh to Manchester Children’s Hospital, taking eggs to the kids stuck in hospital over the Easter holidays. When it first started, the eggs were carried by the bikers, but as the event got bigger – and the donations increased – we had to use cars to carry them. This year was the 31st run and we needed a Transit van!
Actually, what we almost needed this year was a snowplough! The weather was absolutely foul – high winds, freezing cold and lots of snow. Didn’t stop loads of people turning out though.
I was a bit disappointed that neither Leigh Miners’ Club nor the hospital put on any food or drinks for the riders. I know the ride is for charity, but it was damned cold, and I think someone could have stretched to coffees or hot chocolates. That’s a minor quibble though.
I can’t say that I enjoyed the ride exactly, but it was a good experience despite the weather. And seeing all the eggs going to the kids was just brilliant.