MOTORBIKE and scooter riders dropped off more than 1,500 Easter eggs at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on Saturday.

Riders on around 500 bikes and scooters delivered the chocolate treats on the 32nd annual Ginger’s Easter Egg Run convoy which set off from Leigh Miners Welfare Institute at around 1pm.

The run, which was founded by Kevin “Ginger” Lawton, followed a route to the hospital which involved several drop off points to add to the collection of eggs.

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Riders on their way to the hospital. Picture: Daniel O'Rourke Photography

They were carried in a van owned by Ian Taylor for his Atherton-based business Taylor Drilling Services Ltd. The van was driven by employee Matty Higginson.

Matty, 34, said: “This was the biggest delivery I have ever done in five years.

“After speaking to the hospital staff we believe it could be the biggest ever.

“The van was full from front to back and filled nine cages of Easter eggs as well as a massive box.”

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Superheroes join in with the action at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Picture: Matty Higginson

Matty, who is thankful to “Ginger” for being a part of the event also reserved praise for everyone involved such as Kirby Road venue, Bike Marshals, businesses and residents.

Riders travelled from across the UK to join in with the run.

The ride was part of a weekend event where there was DJ music entertainment at the club on Friday night and Saturday night.