EASTER is rapidly approaching and will once again bring with it the roar of scores of motorbike engines

More than 100 bikers regularly turn-out for the annual Easter egg run between Durham and Darlington hospitals and organisers will hope this year is no different.

Although Durham Police had to pull out of organising the event back in 2014 due to dwindling resources, Hartlepool biker Tony Hudspith took up the mantle and has organised successful runs ever since.

Bikers are invited to meet at the Tesco car park on Dragon Lane, Durham on Sunday, April 1 from 9am for a 10am start to Darlington Memorial Hospital.

There will be various stalls at the car park and bikers are being asked to restrict their donations to just one Easter egg per bike to give to poorly youngsters on the hospitals’ children’s wards.

Cash donations will also be taken for charities including Miles For Men, which provides support to cancer-related illnesses, the retired police dog charity Paws Up and Northumbria Blood Bikes, a vital lifeline for transporting blood supplies across the region and further.

The cavalcade of bikers are expected to arrive into Darlington from North Road and up Woodland Road to arrive at the hospital before 11am.

Organiser Mr Hudspith said: “The level of support we get is absolutely fantastic and it’s great to see the many members of the public who line the streets to welcome us.”

Anyone wanting to donate can visit gofundme.com/durham-easter-egg-run-2018