HUNDREDS of bikers from Halesowen’s Streetbike will spread some Christmas cheer this weekend as they head to Birmingham to hand out presents to the families of sick children.

The annual ride – taking place on Sunday (December 17) – will see bikers from the Dudley Road-based motorcycle supermarket visit Ronald McDonald House, which supports the families of youngsters staying in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

As well as presents for the families, the group will also donate well-needed domestic items for the Ronald McDonald House’s communal lounge, kitchen and play area, so that families can make themselves at home between hospital visits.

The bikers – who will be joined by Steve McCabe, MP for Selly Oak, and representatives from the Police Commissioners Office – will be leaving Streetbike at 11am before arriving at Ronald McDonald House in St Mary’s Row at about 11.45am, where staff, families and Birmingham Lord Mayor Anne Underwood will be there to greet them.

Matt Davies, one of the bikers who helped organise the event, said: “We have been supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities for a number of years now and love organising fun events like these to help the charity, which is a lifeline to so many families. We are all really looking forward to visiting again.

“The best thing about the house is that it is more than just a place to stay. Families are able to cook and eat together, share their experiences and invite extended family to visit, which makes such a huge difference when your child is sick in hospital.”

Streetbike’s Carl Dodds said: “It’s always amazing just how giving the biking community can be as I watch the pile of presents rise day by day in front of my desk.”

Libby Aston, Ronald McDonald House Birmingham House Manager, added: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the bikers for their generosity. It is so lovely to see the local community come together to support the work we do to keep families together.”

As well as visiting Ronald McDonald House, the bikers will be making a visit to Birmingham Children’s Hospital to deliver presents for the children who will be spending Christmas there.

Miranda Williams, public fundraising manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We want to say a massive thank you to the bikers for taking the time to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

“Their kind heartedness will make a big difference to our brave children and their families this Christmas.”