Cycling Santas hit the Prom to raise funds for a vital cause

Sea of SMILING FACES Riders young and olf take to Blackpool Promenade for the Santa Cycle to raise money for Trinity Hospice and Brian House

Sea of SMILING FACES Riders young and olf take to Blackpool Promenade for the Santa Cycle to raise money for Trinity Hospice and Brian House

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Now that Santa has finished his rounds for another year, he, and an army of his helpers, hopped on their bikes to raise money for two local charities.

The second annual Santa Cycle, for Trinity Hospice and Brian House, saw hundreds of cyclists young and old saddle up and set off from Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark and along the Promenade.

Linzi Young, head of fundraising for Trinity Hospice, said: “As well as being the ideal opportunity for people to show off their new bikes, it was a great way to burn off a few calories following on from Christmas.”

All money raised, which is still being counted, will go towards patient care at the hospice and, together with the Santa Dash in early December, brings together people of the Fylde coast to raise vital funding for the charities.

The Golden Mile was closed to traffic as participants, dressed in their Santa suits, completed the course between the Sandcastle and Gynn Square and back before being handed their commemorative medals as they passed the finish line.

For more information about the Santa Cycle visit www.trinityhospice.org.uk