MORE than 2,000 Welsh bikers will take to the road on Sunday to help members of the armed forces.

The first and biggest motorcycle ‘Wings Ride Out” event will see around 6,000 bikers – some dressed as Easter bunnies and carrying Easter eggs – riding down the M54 for a meeting at RAF Cosford.

The event is organised by RAFA, the Royal Air Force Association.

Dougie Bancroft is the organiser for RAFA in the Wrexham area and was finalising plans yesterday. They have no idea how much the event will raise.

He said: “ We have registration points in Newtown, Wrexham and Llangollen on the day and many more across the country – it will be an amazing sight.

“We are estimating that over 2,000 Welsh bikers will be taking part with over 700 bikers leaving Newtown, about 600 from Wrexham and the remainder from Llangollen.

“They will be heading for Shrewsbury FC ground with Easter eggs.

"The families of these brave men and women can often be without their loved ones for months on end, as a result of them being posted abroad, and the Easter egg run will help to show that the RAF Association is there to support these families as well as our RAF veterans and serving personnel.”

The bikers meet at Shrewsbury and leave at 11.30am down the M54 for RAF Cosford to present the eggs and goodies.

They will be distributed to families of serving personnel and the Birmingham Military Hospital for injured personnel, and cuddly toys will be given to children, hospitals and hospices.

SEE fundraising-eastereggrun. asp