Whitstable Easter Egg Run

Chef and I loaded our bikes up – actually, I loaded up the R1200 GS boxes and Chef carried our contribution of Easter Eggs in his back pack, and off we set for the coast. We had been invited by the Toy Run Organisers to come back at Easter, give away freebies (this years was a rather Gucci neck tube) and to promote the RBLR1000 Poppy Appeal. We chatted to loads of fellow bikers, some of who were a bit suprised that we actually turned up on bikes. They were even more suprised that my bike was full of giveaway goodies but we still ran out, so sorry to those of you who didn’t get a neck tube.
The Run itself was pleasant with loads of people coming out to wave and the run itself was well marshalled by a couple of Patch clubs. The Lord Mayor of Canterbury turned up, and sacrificed his dignity for a photo on board a CBR 6 – all I can say is I’m glad it was not my bike and IU was genuinely concerned he would fall off the side stand. A whole van load of Easter eggs went off to various children’s hospitals and charities and (as ever) the motorcycling brotherhood (and sisterhood) conducted itself with humour, dignity and friendliness. There was no police presence, nor did there need to be. Even the delayed car drivers were smiling and waving. I reckon around 500 bikers were there.

Posted by Andrew Prendergast. Posted on: March 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

Andrew has been riding motorcycles since he was 10 years old and currently rides a GSX1400 as his daily commuter whether it is sunny or snowing. In addition, he is currently restoring an old Honda CB750 K1. Andrew practices across all areas of motorcycle law, with his practice involving both civil claims and motoring defence work.