PICTURES: Bikers' Santa Run round Inverness raises hundreds for MFR Cash4Kids
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KIND-hearted motorcyclists have raised hundreds of pounds for charity after they took part in their latest festive-themed bike run.
Twenty riders on 19 bikes set off round Inverness on Saturday, donned in suitably Christmassy attire, for their charity Santa Run in aid of MFR's Cash4Kids.
Around £750 has been raised so far and, with the donation page still open, organisers are hopeful of matching last year's total of £1000.
The motorcyclists gathered at Mitchells Motorcycles at Delmore on the Inverness-Beauly road before setting off on a route into the city that took them along Kenneth Street, Castle Street, Culduthel Road, Sir Walter Scott Drive, Culcabock Road, Millburn Road, Academy Street, Bank Lane, and back along Kenneth Street and on to their start point at Mitchells.
Kevin Morrison, who helped to organise the event, said: "I have for a long time thought what was missing from the local bike calendar was a Santa Run, loads of them take place around the country so I approached Mitchells about starting one from their shop.
"They have been most supportive and hopefully it will become a fixture!"
He added that last year's run saw 15 bikes take part, raising £1000, and he was delighted to see that even though the weather "was Baltic" this time out that the number of those taking part were actually up.
He added: "MFR Cash4kids are doing great things for those in need in these hard times, so I'm really grateful for all the bikers who have turned out and those who didn't but still donated."
Mr Morrison added that he was "looking forward to next year's one now".
You can still donate to the fundraiser. To donate through Kevin's Cash4Kids page, visit www.cashforkidsgive.co.uk/campaign/mission-christmas-2023-north-scotland-fundraising/fundraisers/kevin-morrison/