ORGANISERS of an annual motorbike ride to Stourport in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance say they are “pleased” with raising £2,400 but will aim for more next year.

The charity chicken run biker event was held last month when bikers set off from the M42’s Hopwood services and finished 54 miles-later outside Stourport Boat Club, where live band the Karpet Kickers led the entertainment.

Mick Worrall and wife Jacqueline have now presented the air ambulance charity with the cheque.

Mrs Worrall said: “We are pleased with the money raised but it was a shame it was less than the £3,400 raised last year. It could have been because unfortunately this year the run clashed with another bike event, the Jumbo Run.

“Next year the two runs are on different weekends and we are expecting even more funds to be raised.”

The bikers will now turn their attentions to a race on Sunday, December 8, which will collect money for Acorns Hospice.

The chicken run group will ride from the Bay Horse Pub, Hartlebury Road, Stourport, to Acorns Hospice in Worcester. Mr Worrall dressed as Santa and will deliver gifts to children at the hospice.

Organisers are asking people to donate Argos vouchers to be part of the presents and anyone who can help should call Mr Worrall on 07779 723313.