Steve and Gray's Smashing Ride Out

Listeners were in for a chocolate treat this week when they were invited to follow a charity motorbike convoy as it headed to Clatterbridge.

More than 3,500 bikers took part in the first Wirral "Tribute" Egg Run on Sunday - with presenters Steve Lord and Gray Hawke joining in the fun.

Steve Lord about to set off on the ride

The official fundraising event was scrapped last year because of a lack of money. Many continued the tradition by organising their own ride this year.

Scroll down to hear the interviews and view for more photos from the day

Radio Clatterbridge listeners were transported to the dips in New Brighton where Steve, Gray and the others were preparing for their journey.

Steve made a series of live reports en route into Dave Harvey’s Sunday Supplement and Mike Eveleigh’s lunchtime programme. 

"There were lots of people watching en route and I seemed to be getting a good reaction to our logo on the front of the bike. It was all good publicity for the station!" - Presenter Steve Lord

Steve was joined by Gray on his Royal Enfield along with his Easter Bunny which apparently survived the journey to Claremont Farm, just outside the Health Park.

There, Steve spoke to people from Claire HouseNorth West Air Ambulance andNorth West Blood Bikes who all benefited from the ride. The interviews were broadcast in Ron Berkeley’s Good Time Oldies.

In total, it's thought the event raised around £2,500 whilst the bikers delivered about 600 eggs for local needy children.

Radio Clatterbridge's Steve Lord speaks to North West Air Ambulance at the Wirral Tribute Egg Run by Radio Clatterbridge on Mixcloud

 

Radio Clatterbridge hears from Claire House fundraisers at the first Wirral Tribute Egg Run by Radio Clatterbridge on Mixcloud

 

Radio Clatterbridge's Steve Lord learns all about Blood Bikes at the first Wirral Tribute Egg Run by Radio Clatterbridge on Mixcloud

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