Hundreds of bikers in their Easter finery have taken to the streets of Glasgow in the first Easter Egg Run after an absence of three years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The motorbike parade travelled from the Merchant City to Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children, delivering an Easter to remember for young patients.
The convoy of motorbikes, trikes and scooters crossed the city’s Squinty Bridge before riding up Govan Road towards the hospital.
The parade then took a loop of Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children before finishing in the grounds of Braehead Shopping Centre.
Kirsten Watson, chief executive at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “The Easter Egg Run is surely one of the city’s most-loved Easter events.
“After a three-year absence, we’re thrilled to welcome back our friends from the biker community.
“The return of the event this year is all the more poignant, as we are celebrating the charity’s 20th anniversary.
“The bikers have contributed so much through the years, which have seen Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity commit more than £41m towards life-changing projects and support services for children in hospital.
“There is no sight quite like hundreds of bikers in fancy dress riding through the city and seeing the smiles on the faces of our young patients as the parade passes through the hospital.”
Braehead’s centre director, Peter Beagley, said: “The mile-long convoy of motorbikes and their riders in fancy dress has certainly been something special to see.
“But there’s a serious side to the carnival atmosphere created by Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s Easter Egg Run and that’s being able to raise as much money as possible for a very worthy cause.”
Jamie Redfern, director of Women and Children’s Services at NHSGGC said: “There has been so much excitement for Easter Sunday.
“Covid restrictions meant that the parade has not been able to take place for some time, so this year has been extra special for the children, their families and the staff.
“It’s a highlight of the year here and we’re so grateful to the charity and the bikers for this great event.
“This has been a great week, in the run-up-to Easter, with lots going on the keep the children entertained, thanks to funding from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
“Our fabulous Play Assistants do lots of crafts and Easter activities with the children.”