BIKERS have shown their softer side by donating Easter eggs to sick children.
An impressive crew of riders, from all over the North West, led by Blackpool’s West Coast Riders, took hundreds of chocolate eggs to children in Brian House Children’s Hospice and Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Brian House, in Bispham, cares for terminally ill children and the hoards of bikers rolled up to hand deliver the gifts to the delight of the children.
Oggy Ogden, 54, chairman of Blackpool Lost Souls Motorcycle Club, said: “We are here to make a lot of sick kids happy.
“There are hundreds of Easter eggs in the back of our van and all of the kids deserve them.
“All the bikers in Blackpool donate eggs because they want to give a bit back to the community and it makes biking worthwhile.”
Les Murray, 47, from Newhouse Road, Marton, also took part in the delivery.
He added: “It’s good for all the kids because everyone pulls together to do their little bit for people who are a lot less better off than ourselves.
“It puts a smile on the kid’s faces and lets them know we care about them.”
A number of Blackpool-based clubs all took part, including Setantii and the Roadsters.
Setantii member Paul Dukes, 44, from Harbour Lane, Warton, added: “We are more than happy to help out. We are doing this because it’s a worthwhile cause.”
Daniel Craig, 50, from Lindale Gardens, South Shore, rolled up to visit the children dressed as Superman.
He added: “Everyone is entitled to make a bit of a fool of themselves for a good cause.
“As bikers, we have always done a lot for Brian House and it’s all about giving something back.”
Carol Wylde, senior sister at Brian House, said: “The bikers come every year and are always very generous and think about the families and the children.
“We always appreciate it and the children love it.
“They were really excited to see them and they love the noise and the atmosphere the bikes create.”