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EGGSTRAORDINARY EASTER BIKE RIDE FOR GLASGOW SICK KIDS

April 13, 2006 10:09 AM

Event: Annual Easter Egg Run - Bikers' Arrival
Venue: Barrier Entrance, The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, G3 8SJ.
Date: Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2006
Time: 1300 - 1400 (NB: This is the time of arrival, NOT departure).

Thousands of bikers are set to descend on the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) in Glasgow this Sunday, for the annual Motorcycle Action Group Easter Egg Run in aid of the hospital. More than 5,000 kings of the road are expected to set off from Kelvin Way to tour round the city, before arriving back at the hospital to donate cash to the Yorkhill Children's Foundation and thousands of Easter Eggs to local youngsters.

Stuart Regan from the Motorcycle Action Group can't wait: "We're counting down the hours! All the bikers absolutely love it and it's fantastic we can do something we love and at the same time raise some money for a good cause and make sure kids have a good Easter.

"Last year we raised £16,500, more than four thousand bikers took over that part of the city for a couple of hours, and we're hoping for even more this year! We're going to have Radio Lollipop there, there's going to be food and games for the kids, then in the evening we're having a rock night and all the proceeds are going to the hospital. Everyone's welcome and we hope as many people as possible turn out."

Hospital Manager at the RHSC, Jamie Redfern, says it's an annual tradition everyone looks forward to: "Lots of effort is put in by people all around the hospital to make sure the Easter Egg Run goes well each year; doctors and nurses, our estates people, the parking staff, our janitors and catering colleagues. Everyone does their bit and we all love it!".

Surplus eggs will be distributed to a number of other charities and good causes for children and vulnerable adults in the community. Special traffic arrangements will be put in place around the route of the ride and overspill parking will be available at the Museum of Transport; see http://glasgoweggrun.mag-uk.org/Main.php for details.

For more details please contact Annalena Winslow at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429.

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