A CLYDEBANK biker admits his recent fundraising run wasn’t his average type of ride after he raised more than £600 for charity.

Bankie Steven Morton and his Glasgow Slow Riderz motorbike enthusiasts recently organised a special scavenger hunt where members were encouraged to make a small donation, in order to search for the charity’s cuddly mascot toy; Spiney the Diney.

Multiple mascots had been carefully placed in businesses around the west of Scotland ready to be found by their eagle-eyed members.

Twenty-one bikers turned out to follow the route setting out from the Great Western Retail Park and stopping in Helensburgh, Rest and Be Thankful, Inveraray and at The Green Welly and The Drovers Inn.

It was in aid of specialist disability charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland, supporting more than 4,000 children, young people, adults, their family members and carers every year in Scotland.

And speaking to the Post, Steven revealed it was good to combine his love of his bike and helping others.

He said: “I first heard about all of the great work that SBH Scotland does two and a half years ago, and I’m delighted that this great group has been able to raise funds and awareness.

“This was definitely not like our average bike run but we had a great day, made all the better knowing that by doing something we love, we will help support local children and families supported by the charity.”

SBH Scotland provides support and information to anyone affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

It offers a range of services across Scotland including support in homes, hospitals and nurseries/schools, a helpline, health and wellness clinics and support groups and outings.

Deborah Roe, director of fundraising at SBH Scotland, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the Glasgow Slow Riderz for coming out and showing their support.

“The toys which were being sought on the day hold a special meaning for our families. This amazing group of bikers are helping us continue to provide this vital support to all those affected by these lifelong disabilities.

“Thank you so much to everyone who took part and donated.”