Hundreds of bikers are expected to flood the roads between Durham and Darlington as the popular Durham Easter Run returns this weekend.

In what has become a highly anticipated event for bikers and residents alike, the mass ride-out sees hundreds of bikers ride to Darlington and Durham hospitals to deliver Easter eggs to poorly children.

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The bikers will depart from Dragonville at 10am on Easter Sunday morning, April 9, and are expected to progress to Durham City Centre to the Cock of the North roundabout the travel en-masse down the A167 to Darlington Memorial Hospital, where they expect to arrive at 11am

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After a break at the hospital to enable the children to see the bikes and to deliver Easter eggs to the children's wards, the convoy then returns to Durham to deliver eggs to the University Hospital, where they anticipate arriving at 1pm.

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Every year hundreds of people line the streets to wave the bikers past and this year is expected to be no different.

We've delved into our archives to take a look back at the previous years.