Egg run date for bikers

Pet owners have been warned about the dangers of giving chocolate to dogs.
Pet owners have been warned about the dangers of giving chocolate to dogs.

Ballymena’s annual ‘Motorcycle Egg Run’, drawing bikers from all over Northern Ireland in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care, takes place on Sunday, April 6.

Now in its 21st year, the run has raised almost £10,000 for Marie Curie in the last five years alone.

This year bikes are gathering at Pennybridge Industrial Estate where Ballymena Honda hope to play host to a range of activities including an amazing opportunity to win a pillion ride of the NW200 course with one of the world’s top road racers. Find out on the day who the lucky winner will have the chance to ride pillion with in this hair raising competition!

Leaving at 1.30pm sharp, participants take the now traditional tour past Slemish and through the Glens to Carnlough where there will be a short stop for refreshments. After a ride along the coast road, the run will return to Ballymena Showgrounds (Des Allen Suite) where a light lunch will be provided. Cost is a minimum of £5 per bike plus a voluntary Easter Egg donation (the Easter eggs will all be donated to local children’s charities)

The event has been organised in conjunction with Braid Arts Centre by Ballymena Rider Training, whose Chief Instructor David McGuckin says: “I have been amazed at the support that our event has received in the past, and hope that this year it will again be an enormous success.”

Thanks again to the generosity of local businesses; a number of prizes are on offer for the free raffle which will be held at the end of the run

Search “The Annual NI Easter Egg Run” on Facebook or contact David McGuckin on 07712 935005, organisers Gary Olphert 07710 733292 or Walter Millar 07507639699