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In pictures: Broom Farm Toy Run

In pictures: Broom Farm Toy Run

Michael Owens

In pictures: Broom Farm Toy Run

A platoon of more than 200 motorbikes and scooters rode through Windsor to bring festive cheer to the Broom Farm army estate yesterday.


Bikers from clubs across the area dressed as Santa set off from from Legoland in Winkfield Road for the fourth Broom Farm Toy Run.

They delivered piles of presents to the estate's community centre, which will be distributed to different army regiments for children at their Christmas parties.

Thames Valley Harley Owners' Group, Armed Forces Bikers, Royal British Legion Riders and Maidenhead Scooter Club were among the groups taking part.

Organiser, Stuart Hookway, said the event had grown from 50 bikers to about 200 this year, with each rider bearing gifts.

"Thanks to everyone who has donated and helped out and come out to support us," he said.

"It just shows we appreciate what [the armed forces] do for us."

Residents from all over the estate came to welcome the riders and celebrate with them.

Refreshments donated by Tesco and Woody's Outside Catering were also sold to raise money for the event's chosen charity for the year, the Royal British Legion.

The Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Andrew Jenner led the procession in style with his classic Rolls Royce.

"I'm so pleased I could come down and support it," he said.

"It's just brilliant.

"I gives you a warm glow."

The Broom Farm Estate is owned by the Ministry of Defence, which rents the properties out to army families at subsidised rates.

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