Reading Toy Run 2018 (World Record Holders) I went to the annual Toy Run organised by the Christian Motorcycle Club in Reading, Berkshire UK. A few years ago the toy run was officially recorded and entered into the Guinness World Records for the largest Toy Run. It was another fantastic turn out with lots of motorcycles decorated in tinsel and Christmas lights as well as many riders dressed as Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Kris Kringle, Saint Nicholas…or any other name you wish to choose.
Toy Runs are always a charitable affair with the good bikers coming from far and wide to deliver presents to children in hospitals, orphanages or other such charitable causes. Present were packed in rucksacks or bike motorcycle top boxes and panniers and delivered to Barnardos for the children in need and was gratefully received also by the volunteers there. The organisers also do another show called Dr B’s and this Toy run ran from Reading to nearby Wokingahm where it terminated at the school where the collection was being made for Barnardos.
Reading Toy Run 2018 (World Record Holders)
0:00:00.290,0:00:05.629 Right, off to the world record toy run. Catch you inside. 0:00:05.629,0:00:12.120 Hello welcome to RevelatorAlf hope you enjoying the channel please 0:00:12.120,0:00:16.139 subscribe hit the notifications bell down there. so just about to head off to 0:00:16.139,0:00:21.449 the world record holding toy run in Reading Berkshire in the UK let's go 0:00:21.449,0:00:27.269 check it out. Right off to the reading toy run I go. So 0:00:27.269,0:00:31.260 about three years ago the organizers of the Reading toy run in Reading 0:00:31.260,0:00:38.520 Berkshire they set a new world record for the biggest toy run. Now, I think it's 0:00:38.520,0:00:44.180 the biggest because it's the the only one that's ever been officially recorded. 0:00:44.180,0:00:48.210 So they are the current world record holders would you believe. Yes 0:00:48.210,0:00:51.899 they're in the Guinness Book of World Records oh and what an amazing even that 0:00:51.899,0:00:57.000 is. Now, as with all toy runs around the world they're always good for a 0:00:57.000,0:01:02.640 noble cause and taking presents and things to children and things 0:01:02.640,0:01:09.340 like that and this is no different. Lots of presents being donated by big 0:01:09.340,0:01:15.939 friendly bikers and it's all going to Dr Barnardos home 0:01:15.939,0:01:22.259 for the children. So then those toys will be distributed all around the UK. A 0:01:22.259,0:01:26.799 marvelous marvelous achievement right so the great thing about today is that the 0:01:26.799,0:01:31.959 weather is absolutely glorious it's been horrible for a couple of days rain or 0:01:31.959,0:01:38.379 wind and oh dear, old testaments stuff but now it's all great so that means that 0:01:38.379,0:01:43.090 because the weather is gonna be great there should be lots of people turning 0:01:43.090,0:01:46.060 up for this event. One of the Marshals already getting 0:01:46.060,0:01:51.369 in place. Right so what can we expect today well we can expect lots of people 0:01:51.369,0:01:56.700 dressed in Santa's outfits, all the bikes are all decorated in bits of tinsel and 0:01:56.700,0:02:01.659 bearing gifts for the children, which is all going to be good stuff. OK so we'll 0:02:01.659,0:02:08.649 also expect all the roads to be closed off, they've got special permission to close and 0:02:08.649,0:02:12.459 these streets will be lined with their well wishes and people cheering us on 0:02:12.459,0:02:19.040 which would be a good thing as well All the marshals getting ready, More 0:02:19.040,0:02:26.950 marshals and riders wearing silly hats You're just a big fluffy dog aren't you! 0:02:26.950,0:02:34.400 Right you are coming, into the entrance to the meeting points here. Lots of 0:02:34.400,0:02:38.240 people turning up now. It's a well oiled machine this thing. 0:02:38.240,0:02:44.630 well oiled machine. See everybody out in High Vis,all the outriders. I say over the 0:02:44.630,0:02:48.580 years they really have to sort this out. 0:02:50.459,0:02:57.349 oh and NYPD here, very usual. Hello! 0:02:58.030,0:03:00.990 I think I might be rather underdressed here. 0:03:00.990,0:03:04.250 Hi Anne 0:03:06.930,0:03:12.439 Wow look at this There you go. 0:03:12.590,0:03:24.260 That's the way to do it. Alright Steve, How are ya? There we go maybe It. Think I might go have little 0:03:24.260,0:03:35.959 walk around and see what see how many Santa outfits I can spot. 0:03:35.959,0:03:40.540 I just met Santa 0:03:57.870,0:04:03.660 Right just about for the off, so this car park going to go off first- bike park is 0:04:03.660,0:04:08.190 giving off first then the lower car -bike parks is next. Gentleman start 0:04:08.190,0:04:12.830 your engines! Alright looks like they're back to start 0:04:13.040,0:04:18.919 Right away they go 2018 Reading toy run 0:04:22.970,0:04:26.140 Look at this thing. ha ha 0:04:33.150,0:04:38.850 they let all the trikes through then it's a bun fight all the bikes get in trying 0:04:38.850,0:04:45.770 to find a space and away they go 0:04:45.770,0:04:52.340 everybody very eager to get out of here. Here we go! 0:04:58.040,0:05:00.640 right, best I get back to my bike. 0:05:17.550,0:05:18.050 0:05:18.050,0:05:30.590 What the hell are the NYPD doing here? I have no idea. Everybody's ready yes I get on my bike as well 0:05:30.590,0:05:40.270 I found the bike. Don't Worry. Right on the boat, try and filter through here somehow 0:05:40.270,0:05:45.720 This is probably the trickiest part of the lot, just trying to 0:05:45.720,0:05:50.680 trying to find a gap I know most people just gonna try get in 0:05:50.680,0:05:56.460 an orderly fashion but it is I say all trying bikes trying to 0:05:56.460,0:06:02.910 occupy the same bit of space. right slowly slowly 0:06:02.910,0:06:10.740 jumpy and this is where we just got all the streets all lined up with people 0:06:10.740,0:06:15.120 waving and cheering. You do get the odd numpty ever now and again trying to 0:06:15.120,0:06:20.400 jump out in the middle of the road. There have been couple of times the people have been 0:06:20.400,0:06:25.080 pulled off their bikes, or trying to be pulled the people off the bikes as well so we 0:06:25.080,0:06:30.410 had a bit of a safety brief before we started and you know the idea is just a 0:06:30.410,0:06:35.699 wave and Cheer but don't do any high-fives and people because it's just 0:06:35.699,0:06:40.830 a bit of a recipe for disaster alright here we go they see they've 0:06:40.830,0:06:45.530 blocked off all the roads for us. Look, I'm riding behind Santa 0:06:45.530,0:06:50.060 oh there's another one that's a good one actually and we start waving at 0:06:50.060,0:06:53.900 people there we go wave wave wave for the kids wave for the kids 0:06:53.900,0:06:58.940 Oh enthusiastic wavers that's what we like waving waving. I don't want to worry 0:06:58.940,0:07:05.930 pal but you've got some tinsel hanging out your arse oh that's Harley Davidson right and 0:07:05.930,0:07:09.800 a wave oh yeah now any sort of junction you come to always gonna be 0:07:09.800,0:07:17.270 a lot more waving going on this is already cool it's all gonna start slowing down 0:07:17.270,0:07:25.820 now for the roundabout ahead there are natural bottlenecks unfortunately, now 0:07:25.820,0:07:28.970 this dude ahead of me he's wearing a black Santa hat it's not very 0:07:28.970,0:07:37.130 Christmassy is it. the alternative Santa, the dark Santa oh yeah 0:07:37.130,0:07:42.410 started a new phrase - The Dark Santa I'm sure it's supposed to mean something but I 0:07:42.410,0:07:48.380 have no idea anyway so this toy run is organized primarily by I think Christian 0:07:48.380,0:07:55.700 motorcyclists club and there's lots of Christian motorcycle groups and also 0:07:55.700,0:08:01.220 with other local groups as well as you can imagine it's quite an event in these 0:08:01.220,0:08:05.050 parts and it just seems to get bigger and 0:08:05.050,0:08:08.949 bigger each year and obviously a big thing about that is really what the 0:08:08.949,0:08:12.580 weather's like the weather's nice you get lots of people come out to the 0:08:12.580,0:08:16.570 streets and lots of bikers of course getting involved but if the weather's 0:08:16.570,0:08:21.960 crap then obviously... but it always gets a good turnout 0:08:31.320,0:08:40.260 lots of bikes seem to have broken down what's going on this year more waving 0:08:42.069,0:08:53.060 lots of waving lots of waving Santa nice up Santa come and wave us on. dirty 0:08:53.060,0:08:58.550 ditches oh I could jump that. now it's coming to the main Junction here turning 0:08:58.550,0:09:03.980 right oh no we're going left no we're going right left then right 0:09:03.980,0:09:30.610 left - right left - right. Hello Hello Hello 0:09:36.550,0:09:39.589 somebody couldn't be bothered to get out of his pijamas 0:09:39.589,0:09:57.880 I'm feeling rather holy today. Nice set of antlers mate. Oh naughty naughty 0:10:04.820,0:10:12.590 that's right you can wave hello you can wave. Oh...PoPo 0:10:12.590,0:10:18.260 thank you for your service. hello christmas hat and and a glass of wine 0:10:18.260,0:10:27.230 my kind of dude, christmas hat on the 9th of December Christmas hat on swigging on 0:10:27.230,0:10:33.110 a glass of wine-love him. OH hungry - subway. Waving out it's good 0:10:33.110,0:10:38.150 exercise for the arms you know. More beeping going on lots more beeping 0:10:38.150,0:10:46.520 lots more beeping hello lots more beeping this is 0:10:46.520,0:10:50.090 a bit of a hot spot gets a bit narrow here silly people start jumping in the 0:10:50.090,0:10:55.780 way and doing silly things, here we go Oh 0:10:57.100,0:11:04.580 blimey that's a bit noisy right behind me. At least I know you're there. Loud pipes saves lives and all that. well I would 0:11:04.580,0:11:07.700 try and blip my throttle but it's a bit pathetic just out of my engine in 0:11:07.700,0:11:14.690 comparison it's a little bit little bit naff. So I'll let the big Harley boys 0:11:14.690,0:11:22.210 rev their engines they sound really throttly, throaty and urrr manly! 0:11:35.610,0:11:41.950 now that was being noisy go through a tunnel you have to rev your 0:11:41.950,0:11:48.630 engine you just have to do it. it's the law mate. oh look Red Riding Hood hello 0:11:48.630,0:11:52.930 hello Santa we are very visable we are very visible 0:11:52.930,0:11:58.930 oh I just stand there take photos. yes nothing to see here carry on nothing 0:11:58.930,0:12:05.680 to see Oh it's an angel hello hello it's a present as well I can't take that 0:12:05.680,0:12:09.480 you have to take it yourself. well now that is a contraption look at that thing 0:12:09.480,0:12:14.490 nobody can hear me oh that I what I'm waving at. All lots of people here now 0:12:14.490,0:12:18.370 get very nervous if I just keep on waving maybe people wave back at me 0:12:18.370,0:12:22.360 hello hello I'll wave that side as well hello wave 0:12:22.360,0:12:28.240 I'll wave here as well and there hello do keep on waving keep on waving. Put your 0:12:28.240,0:12:29.860 hands in the air like you just don't care 0:12:29.860,0:12:35.820 yeah! That's it okay I'm alone I'm a moron I'm 0:12:35.820,0:12:39.230 going that way oh no he's got that way - where's he going 0:12:39.230,0:12:45.720 He's peeling off - he knows another route. Get it for me 0:12:45.720,0:12:55.290 go on go on! Oh meaty meaty sound arrrrr I'm just walking I have nothing to do with this! I have no idea why I'm saying bonjour 0:12:55.290,0:12:58.589 I'm not bloody French hello that's just wave at the end of my Drive 0:12:58.589,0:13:07.049 Oh the rastas are in town oh wave wave to the old people. Right we are in Wokingham 0:13:07.049,0:13:13.470 Wokingham, you see right now it gets very interesting well we have to get to 0:13:13.470,0:13:23.360 our destination to deliver the presents 0:13:42.050,0:13:51.120 One, two three 0:13:51.120,0:13:56.220 blimey basically a nightmare where should I go 0:13:56.220,0:14:04.579 where can I park right ah I'm gonna Park over there somewhere 0:14:04.579,0:14:08.819 in there somewhere where should I park should I park in 0:14:08.819,0:14:13.440 here or should I park in there. I tell you what let's get him again park...oooh that's a good 0:14:13.440,0:14:20.130 point ah locked off you see not good forced to go in here 0:14:20.130,0:14:24.230 hello 0:14:27.080,0:14:34.430 hello oh alright alright right here we have reached the delivery 0:14:34.430,0:14:36.550 zone 0:14:36.899,0:14:46.810 it's a bump : oh wait further great thing about come to these places all 0:14:46.810,0:14:52.959 you always to meet up with your old pals 0:14:52.959,0:14:57.820 you know right oh come on now I need to find somewhere to park. Let me just park 0:14:57.820,0:15:03.389 right in here this I want to park right there. look right there yeah that'll do 0:15:03.389,0:15:07.779 I'm here. Right made it, drop off the presents now. 0:15:07.779,0:15:12.180 All right let's go and deliver the presents you see it's a bit chaotic 0:15:12.180,0:15:16.529 about the delivery end like a well oiled machine 0:15:16.529,0:15:23.230 we'll get there in the end. Oh Christmas jumpers are out. waiting at the 0:15:23.230,0:15:26.610 queue and waiting in the queue! 0:15:27.589,0:15:38.180 Right dropping off the presents now hey you're welcome! 0:15:38.180,0:15:45.690 put them anywhere there we go okay right presents delivered, now off for a cup of 0:15:45.690,0:15:57.360 coffee I think. As is every year well well organized yet bit chaotic 0:15:57.360,0:16:02.550 at times but we get the presents there to the kids, Dr Banardos or Barnardos I 0:16:02.550,0:16:06.750 think it was called now and now it's just getting heading back behind the 0:16:06.750,0:16:11.069 school here and gonna get a cup of coffee see if i can meet up with a 0:16:11.069,0:16:16.380 couple of people say hello and that's it job done for another year another toy 0:16:16.380,0:16:22.290 run done possibly one of the biggest in history certainly the weather help as well 0:16:22.290,0:16:27.540 Amazing that Santa's still around The problem isn't getting it now it's 0:16:27.540,0:16:31.889 actually getting out Loads of bikes still coming in. 0:16:31.889,0:16:36.420 bikes parked everywhere 0:16:38.680,0:16:46.529 let's go for a mingle - chaos will end sometime 0:16:54.040,0:17:03.360 right this is where it gets at bit crazy. Right so that's the end of Reading Toy Run 2018 0:17:05.140,0:17:13.459 Presents been dropped off. Chaotic scenes here. Trying to get out of the bike park. 0:17:13.459,0:17:19.010 Anyway so the world record holding toy run is done. Great turn out. Possibly the biggest ever. Catch you on the next video whenever that is. 0:17:19.010,0:17:23.199 Please subscribe, hit the notifications bell, leave loads of comments, catch out the blog on revelatoralf.com See Ya