Motorcyclists take part in annual Wirral Egg Run

Wirral Egg Run 2012
Image caption Bikers ride from New Brighton to Clatterbridge Hospital

Thousands of motorcyclists have taken to the streets in Merseyside for a bike ride in aid of children's charities.

The Wirral Egg Run took bikers on a 20-mile route from New Brighton to Clatterbridge Hospital where they handed in Easter eggs and donations.

Riders travelled through Wallasey Village, Moreton Cross, Moreton, Hoylake, West Kirby, Caldy and Heswall.

Spectators lined the route cheering bikers on in the 32nd egg run and gave donations.

The first run was held in 1981 with 20 riders. It has grown dramatically since then with 10,000 riders taking part in last year's event.

The Wirral Egg Run became a registered charity in May 2008.

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