In pictures: Broom Farm Toy Run

In pictures: Broom Farm Toy Run

Simon Meechan

In pictures: Broom Farm Toy Run

Christmas costumes were donned by a mass of bikers who rode through the streets of Windsor to bring treats to armed forces children on the Broom Farm estate.


Bikers and scooter clubs from the across the area dressed up in festive attire and set off from Windsor Coach Park shortly before noon yesterday for their cruise down town.

The two-wheeled and three-wheeled heroes delivered generously-donated Christmas gifts to the Dedworth estate's community centre.

The Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Richard Kellaway, led the procession in his car.

He said: "I'd guess we had a couple of hundred there. It's grown over the last five years. We probably had about 250, 300.

"There was a good long procession of people all dressed up in different festive costumes. Some had lights on their bikes - so many different shapes and sizes."

The presents will be dished out to army regiments to give to their children at Christmas parties.

Cllr Kellaway added: "The Coldstream Guards have come back from Afghanistan so they should have a decent Christmas together."

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

The Toy Run is organised by Royal Borough community warden Stuart Hookway.

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