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Bikers join charity run for troops

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More than 3,000 bikers rode in convoy for 25 miles as part of the RAF Association's annual Easter Egg Run in support of British troops.

The volunteers, many of them wearing fancy dress, rode their motorcycles from Meole Brace Park and Ride in Shrewsbury to the RAF Museum in Cosford, Shropshire.

The money raised from the charity ride will be donated to Wings Appeal, which helps and supports RAF personnel both retired and serving, including those currently deployed in Afghanistan.

The motorcyclists were cheered on by supporters along the M54 as they rode off to deliver Easter eggs to RAF personnel and their families.

Raymond Hemming, a motorcyclist from Telford, Shropshire, who was dressed as a giant cockerel, said the purpose of the run was to support the soldiers who are "doing a grand job".

Mr. Hemming said: "I go to as many of these events as possible because I really appreciate what they do for us and it's for such a good cause."

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