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Issue:- 17/18 March 2010


THE annual Wirral Egg Run will again attract thousands of motorcyclists and spectators from all over the North West and the regions road safety officers are urging everyone in the area to ‘think bike, think chocolate’.

It is estimated that 5,000 or more motorcycle riders will start out from New Brighton at around 11 am on Sunday, 28 March 2010, and travel in convoy to Clatterbridge Hospital. Motorcycling road safety initiative RideSafe BackSafe will be supporting the event and its’ Merseyside Communications Manager Emma Kelly has this advice;- “This will be a great day out for motorcyclists, a huge spectacle and of real benefit to many local children, but ensuring everyone’s safety is paramount. As well as asking all participants to heed the guidance of the event marshalls, we must highlight the need for other road users to ‘THINK BIKE’, be considerate and leave plenty of room for bikes en route“.

Motorcyclists are being urged to familiarise themselves with the event rules and the Egg Run route beforehand, by going to  RideSafe BackSafe and BikeSafe will both be at the start and finish of the route, to give motorcyclists an opportunity to discuss local road safety issues and rider training options with the experts.

Merseyside Police motorcyclist Mike Abram also added:- “If significant numbers support the event, it will take several hours for the whole convoy to complete the ride and in previous years a few motorcyclists have been tempted to leave the area at unreasonable speeds afterwards. We would ask everyone to be patient, enjoy the day and then ride responsibly on the way home .“

The Wirral Egg Run has been growing for thirty years and donations of money and chocolate eggs are all passed on to local children, children’s charities and hospitalised children in the Merseyside area.

More advice, information and news stories for motorcyclists can be viewed at:-

Back To School At Harvester In Liverpool

THE Otters Pool Harvester is offering schools in Liverpool the chance to bring a class to the restaurant for a fun-filled practical session about fruit and vegetables.

Staff at the Harvester on Otters Pool Drive will team up with the Harvester teacher to deliver a two hour lesson about the importance of getting your five-a-day as part of a balanced diet.  The session involves a blind taste test, a tour of the kitchen, a quiz and some fun facts. Up to 30 seven and eight year olds can take part, and afterwards the children and their teachers can enjoy a complimentary lunch.

Manager of the Otters Pool, Paul Sutton, said:- “The children will learn about the origins of the freshly prepared fruits and vegetables as seen in Harvester’s Salad Cart. There will also be a blind taste test which will be interesting because we will try and get them eating healthy foods they might not have tasted before. To add to the experience we’ll also be giving the children their own personal chef hats.  The session will be a fun way to get the children talking about why their five-a-day is so important, and is part of Harvester’s mission to bring out the best in the local community by encouraging people of all ages to come together.”

Following their ‘training’ the pupils will be able to help themselves from the Salad Cart, and then choose a meal from Harvester’s Young Guest Menu. Each child will receive a personalized certificate to mark their participation in the event, and go home with a Harvester goodie bag containing salad ingredients to remind them of what they’ve learnt.

The opportunity for Harvester School Visits follows the launch of the Harvester Fantastic Food Pack for Key Stage One and Two pupils. The curriculum linked free resource, which was designed by education experts, helps teachers take children on a journey through food and healthy eating. The pack covers technology, science, PSHE and citizenship, as well as linking with the ‘Healthy Schools Status’ requirements.

If you would like more information about Harvester School Visits, or to request a copy of the Harvester Fantastic Food Pack, please email:-  Alternatively you can visit:- and click on Young Guest Activities.

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