Mag Scotland’s Easter Egg run is becoming something of an institution, a place where a few of us probably belong. With the rising popularity and expanding support for this event the police had asked MAG to supply more marshalls. Stuart put out the call and about forty odd of us volunteered, or did everyone else just take one step backwards.
Static marshalling involves taking over from the bike police after they have closed a junction, in my case it was at the east end of Great Western Road. Having left Kelvin way at ten minutes to one I took up position outside BikeSorce, where the lovely lady working there even offered me a cup of tea, which I stupidly turned down, stupidly because it was another 40 minutes before everyone tuned up. I thought they’d all gone to the pub.
When I last checked, I’m sure I don’t have enough fingers to count the number of bikes that went passed. Suffice to say it took about fifteen minutes for the whole lot to go by. If some clever bugger wants to do the math then let me know the answer. It must have been 50-100% up on last year, but I’m only guessing. As the back marker passed I decided to take a short cut to the hospital which was only a mile from where
I was, ridden directly. The route of the run goes along Great Western Road, down Crow Road onto the clydeside expressway to Finnieston, up onto Argyle Street and into the hospital, now this is a good few miles,
as I arrived at the hospital having only ridden for two minutes the front of the run was just turning in too. If you know the geography that adds up to, as we say colloquially round here, “A hoorin amount o’ bikes”.
The weather had been kind to the run and those of us standing at road end’s. As we arrived at Yorkhill
Children’s Hospital the heavens incontinence pants sprung a leak and let rip.
First time I can remember gettin’ rained on at this run, but then I’ve got a short mem…………….
Another successful Egg Run, no doubt Stuart’ll post the amount taken on the the Mag Scotland Web Site, after he’s cleaned the Scot-Oil ut of his panniers 😉
No more words just photies,