Raising money for local children’s charities since 1997.
2020 presented us with the unique challenge of Coronavirus COVID-9, and for the safety of the riders and mashalls, we had to postpone the year’s Egg Run. It was shock to many not to have an Egg Run on Easter Sunday in Cornwall – but as the impact would also be felt by our five charities, we felt compelled to do something, and held the virtual ride instead.
Over its 23 year history our Egg Run has delivered hundreds of chocolate Easter Eggs to care facilities and raised, in total, over £47,000 for local charities.
The history of the Egg Run in Cornwall dates back to 1997, when a trio of bikers had the good idea of organising a ride on Easter Sunday, collecting donations to local children’s charities and taking chocolate eggs to them. The run proved popular, and became an annual event. In 2001 the Moorlanders took up the responsibility of holding the Egg Run.
We’re proud of the £47,000 that the Egg Run has collected over the years for our chosen charities – Action for Children, Children’s Hospice South West, and the ARB Learning Support Units at Camelford & Launceston primary school.
Over 600 motorcycles, and hundreds more people joined us on Davidstow Airfield Runway on Easter Sunday for the 2019 Egg Run. It may have been the hottest Easter, but the 250 donated chocolate eggs were kept safe, and the only thing that melted were the hearts of those that witnessed the size of the Run and the loving nature of those who helped raise over £5,000 for children in care.
Bikers donated chocolate eggs which were delivered to children in care across the Duchy.
Praised for being well organised and properly marshalled, the Egg Run left the Airfield at 11.10am for the annual spectacle through Camelford fore street. It then lead down to Wadebridge, over to Victoria for a fuel and comfort stop, before winding over the Moor and up to Bowden Derra Park.
The end event at Bowden Derra was well attended by residents and people from the village of Polyphant, with stalls and a raffle helping contribute just under £700 of the total raised.
The WSSW Moorlanders would like to thank all supporters of the Egg Run – from those that came out to wave, the bikers taking part, to the many corporate sponsors and Bowden Derra Park.
Enquiries for the Egg Run may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org