Monday 7 December 2015

Thank You For Your Support

Once again thank you all for your enthusiastic and generous support of the Reading Toy Run on this it's 30th Anniversary. Everyone's contributions are deeply appreciated, helped make the occasion run smoothly and benefitted children and the work of children's support services across the area and beyond.

In total we had 2041 participants in the run itself, thats 1565 riders with 476 pillions! It required 144 marshals, (big thanks to chief Marshal, Gary), a cast of dozens of others behind the scenes  and thousands of locals lined the streets to cheer everyone on.

At Barnardo's High Close School, gifts were received by staff and volunteers, principle Zoe Latimer expressed her thanks and explained how the gifts will be distributed and used. The Mayor of Wokingham extended a welcome to all and many participants went home with gifts themselves as a thank you from numerous motorcycle retailers who sponsor the event.

The Road Crew - a brilliant team, led by Denis,
who take care of so much of the logistics to keep the run and public safe.

A Big Thank You From The Organisers!
Here's a few news snippets from the local media.

Picture Gallery from
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BBC South Today News feature

Berkshire charity toy run
It's become a festive tradition. An estimated 2000 motorcyclists were on the roads of Berkshire today for the 30th annual charity toy run.
Posted by BBC South Today on Sunday, 6 December 2015

Friday 13 November 2015

Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Merchandise

Available now, so you can wear them on the day. First come first served. T's £10, patches £3. Visit Ben at Smiths of Whitley Wood to buy yours, 142 Whitley Wood Lane, Reading, RG2 8PP. Closed Thurs and Sun. NOT available online or pre order. Some MAY be available on the day 06/12/2015. Mugs and wristbands still available too.

Thanks for your support - see previous post below for all Toy Run info - times, meet place etc ...

Sunday 4 October 2015

2015 30th Anniversary Toy Run Date

The date for the 2015 Reading Christian Bikers 30th Annual Toy Run is set to be Sunday 6th December.

1pm meet at Foster Wheeler RG2 9FW, (Formerly Shire Hall), near to J 11 M4.
Directions: from J11, M4, take exit B3270 (signposted Earley) - Whitleywood Lane running parallel with the M4. It may also be sign posted Reading FC park and ride.

Please bring along a new toy suitable for a child of any age, preferably un-wrapped and it will be distributed by Barnardo's.
Please see the other links for more info and feel free to copy and distribute the poster below.

We look forward to seeing you all for our 30th Anniversary ride!

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Guinness World Record Update

For those of you who participated in the world record breaking Toy Run and are waiting for the relevant information to obtain your participant certificates, please go to the following link and follow the directions also on this post. Thank you for your support and patience!

The codes are the “Participant” codes for anyone that took part. 
To order certificates, you  can go to the following link…

Then click “add to basket” …Here the types of certificate can be selected…

Participants Cert
ID - imI494524
Code - lquk4927LQ

You may also want to look out for coverage of the run in the next edition of Back Street Heroes......