A much-loved annual charity Easter egg ride returned in style at the weekend.

Riders of close to 200 motorbikes, trikes, scooters and quads arrived at Rivington Barn to join the Easter Sunday event, which ran from Rivington Barn to the Hulton Arms pub in Bolton.

More than 300 Easter eggs were donated as part of the event, which will be delivered to three charities, Derian House Children's Hospice, Wigan and Leigh Young Carers and Senior Solutions.

Susan Rigby, who runs the annual event, said: “Well what can I say, overwhelmed is an understatement.  

“What an amazing turnout of wonderful machines. Motorbikes, trikes of all shapes, scooters, quads, mopeds, a coming together of everyone for three charities close to our hearts.

Lancashire Telegraph: Bikers came together for the annual eventBikers came together for the annual event (Image: Susan Rigby)“I feel so privileged to still be a part of such a kind and caring biking community after having to take a back seat in other things due to becoming my mum's 24-hour carer.

“Just short of 200 bikes attended, and a thank you from the bottom of my heart goes out to each and every one of you as without you, none of this would be possible.

“The three charities, Derian House, Wigan and Leigh Young Carers and Senior Solutions have all asked me to pass on their gratitude and thanks and they've never seen anything like it.

“A huge thank you to our marshals, who in spite of a few trying traffic lights, managed to keep us all safe and everyone arrived at the Hulton Arms with no incidents, which is a bonus in my book.

“Massive thank you to the Hulton Arms for hosting our annual event and for kindly laying on free food for everyone, that was so kind of you.

“Thank you so much to Michael Duffy for bringing up the rear with all the Easter eggs and delivering them safely to the pub.

“And a last but not least thank you to Rivington Barn for allowing us to congregate on the top barn car park, after I messaged earlier in the week making sure we weren't intruding on any wedding.

Lancashire Telegraph: More than 300 Easter eggs were donatedMore than 300 Easter eggs were donated (Image: Susan Rigby)“Thanks again everyone for making it such a special day and showing everyone that us bikers aren't a bad lot.

“See everyone next year hopefully, sending everyone my love for a warm summer, plenty ride outs and safe riding.”

There will also be a St George's Day Ride Out on Saturday, April 20, leaving Rivington Barn at 12pm with the destination being MKD Motorcycles in Burscough.

At the event there will be a barbecue free of charge with donations going to the Darren Deady Foundation.

There will be a trophy for the best dressed bike, trike quad, or scooter.

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