Eggs-ellent scoot around MK!

The Tin Soldiers Scooter Club's annual Easter Egg Run was last weekend.
The Tin Soldiers Scooter Club's annual Easter Egg Run was last weekend.

A scooter club’s annual Easter Egg Run last Saturday turned out to be a cracking event.

The Tin Soldiers Scooter Club’s Easter Egg Run 2014 saw 70 scooters from five clubs join together to travel 25 miles, collecting around 500 eggs on route for one of the first gatherings of the season.

Ruthie Burrows, Tin Soldiers secretary, said: “From 10am onwards, they came in… every colour of the rainbow, filling the tiny space behind the 
Agora in Bletchley with friends old and new gathered to compare scoots and catch up with the scooter world gossip.

“At midday, the first scooter was kicked over and within minutes, everyone was revving up filling the air with smell of two-stroke.

“Bletchley Queensway came to a standstill as onlookers gazed at the noisy spectacle interrupting their shopping!

“First stop was the Dolphin Pub to collect eggs before breaking out into the countryside to Peter Holland Motorcycles to fill up the van with eggs again. A brief stop in Stony and then on to Avenues Estate Agents and Stratford Road MotorCycles.

“A new sponsor this year was the Abbey Hill Golf Course which kindly laid on tea and burgers.

“Finally, we made it to Milton Keynes Hospital to deliver the chocolate mountain for distribution on the wards.

“The marshaling was outstanding and aided by members of other clubs stepping in–the result was a very safe and pleasurable ride without stopping at the roundabouts and junctions en route.”

The Tin Soldiers Club, which was founded 10 years ago by Steve McGarry and Bub Reece,  meets every Saturday at Café Three in Oliver Road, Bletchley .

Ruthie added: “A lot of organisation and hard work was put in by many to ensure the success of the day–it was with deserved smugness that the Tinnies gathered at the Peartree Bridge pub afterwards to relive the ride.

“A huge pat on the back goes to everyone involved and a special thank you to all the clubs that supported us and made it a day to remember.

“A special thank you goes to an anonymous donor who stopped the scoots on the Buckingham Road and handed over £20 to buy eggs.”

To find out more about the club, which has around 60 full members and 20 associate members, look up the Tin Soldiers on Facebook.