Kelvin Way is a stone’s throw from the hospital but the run took a roundabout route via Great Western Road. I’d run on ahead to get a decent vantage point for some photies. I parked up on a pedestrian crossing aiming to stand up on the railings to get some shots, an old wifey with a stick crossed the road and tapped me on the shoulder. I thought she was goin’ tae give me grief for parking on the crossing, but she excitedly asked “Huv the bikes gaun passed yet sonny, Ah came a’ the way doon fae ma flat jist tae see them”. She was well chuffed she hadn’t missed them! The reception was pretty good from most motorist who were pretty patient as it took some time for the line of bikes to pass. Bar one who tried to squeeze into the line of bikes and was promptly met with hurls of abuse.
There’s always one. Many of the bikes couldn’t avoid the advaces of the drag queen in the pink shiny nurses outfit chucking her feather boa over anyone who drove near enough. The run was welcomed at Yorkhill by an kids, parents and nurses, the eggs were dropped off in the cafe which was going like a fair. Then it was off to the car park to catch up with everyone I hadn’t seen for ages. Just seems that this gets bigger and better evey year, well done tae Stuart and crew for organising it and tae the police who worked pretty hard to keep things flowing smoothly. Not much else to say ‘cept enjoy the photies. photie Al /
Easter Sunday, miraculous Scottish weather, sun’s beatin’ down and a thousand or so bikes gather at Kelvin way. Just as well the starting point this year was moved from Blythswood Square, we’d have been parked on to of each other. dunno if it was the weather or what this year but folk were really gettin’ inb the spirit, the extremes ran from bunny ears stuck to helmets to full blown bunny suits. There was a good buzz in the air, quite a carnival atmosphere. Big Tam from the Mutineers had his photie taken for the Evening Times who were sponsoring the Magic Million Sick Kids Appeal for Yorkhill Childrens Hospital