Saturday 7th December 2019

Santa's on a Bike 2019

We’ll once again be riding to the children’s hospice at Charlton Farm via Bristol city centre.

All bikes, trikes and quads are welcome, and the ride is fully L plate friendly. Don’t worry if you’ve not attended a group ride before, you’ll be made very welcome.

Route & Meeting Points

Spectators

Main Ride - Dick Lovett BMW Motorrad to Charlton Farm Hospice

Cribbs Causeway, BS10 7TU

Meet from 10:30am. Ready to depart from 12:45pm.

Arrive at Charlton Farm hospice around 14:15

Our fantastic hosts at Dick Lovett BMW Motorrad will be welcoming us back for another year. Meet for complimentary hot drinks and cakes from 10:30 and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

All bikes, trikes, quads and scooters are welcome to join us - there is no charge to attend but all donations to Children's Hospice South West are appreciated.

We'll be aiming to be ready to depart together from 12:45 on a ride through the city centre to Charlton Farm Children's Hospice South West.

The route will be fully marshalled so you won't get lost! The ride takes place entirely on open public roads - so all bikes should be road legal and all normal road rules apply!

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Ride In to the Start

Why not meet up with other riders and travel to the main ride together? Details on these smaller informal ride-ins are provided for information only. Times and suggested routes are approximate based on previous years.

Bridgwater

Meet at 9:00 for a 9:30 start.
McDonalds, Bridgwater

Meet at McDonalds at 9.00am for a 9.30am prompt start.

Travel up the A38 to Highbridge railway station car park, driving through at 9.45am

Travel up the A38, turning on to the Weston Super Mare road at the East Brent roundabout meeting at the Victoria cafe on Weston sea front at 10:30am.

Weston Super Mare

Meet at 10:00 for a 10:30 start.
Victoria Cafe, Weston Super Mare

Meet at 10:00am at the Victoria Cafe on the sea front to depart at 10:30 collect on A370 lay-by for 11:10 arrive at Dick Lovetts for 11:45.

Travel along the toll road turning left in Kewstoke and following the signs to Bristol going out through Worle on the Queens road passing over junction 21 of the M5 and onto the A370

Pick up from the lay-by on the left 300mtrs after the junction at 10:50am.

Trowbridge/Frome

Meet at 9:30 for a 10:00 start.
BP Petrol Station, Beckington

Meet from 9.30 am at the BP petrol station at Beckington. Leaving at 10:00am to head off to the Globe, Newton St Loe and meet up with the riders from Bath.

Bath

Meet at 10:15 for a 10:45 start.
The Globe, Newton St Loe

Meet at the Globe, Newton St Loe, Bath from 10.15 and be joined by the group from Frome and Trowbridge.

Depart 10.45 am to Hicks Gate roundabout where you take the A4174 ring road to Filton then onto Dick Lovetts for 12:00.

Cinderford/Gloucester

Meet at 9:00 for a 9:30 start.
Cinderford Rugby Club, Stonehouse Starbucks

Meet in Cinderford at the Rugby Club at about 09.00 – 9.15am with a leaving time of about 09.30am, ride to meet the Gloucester group at Stonehouse Starbucks next to A38/M5 Stroud junction (GL10 3SQ).

Meet at the Stonehouse Starbucks near the M5/A38 junction (GL10 3SQ) from 10.30am leaving at 11.00am and arriving at Dick Lovetts for 12:10.

Wales

Meet at 10:00 for a 10:30 start
CMC Motorcycles, Newport

Meet from 10am at CMC Motorcycles, Newport (NP19 4SP), ride across the M4 Severn Bridge to Junction 20 for the M5 (for Bristol). Leave M5 at Junction 17 and follow A4018 to Dick Lovett BMW Motorrad (BS10 7TU).

Raise Money

Help Us Support Children's Hospice South West

All donations are given directly to Children's Hospice South West - we don't take a penny in expenses.

Sponsorship Form

Why not ask friends, family or colleagues to sponsor you to attend the ride. You can download and print a sponsorship form and bring it along with any cash donations to drop off at the hospice on the day.

Donate Online

If you'd like to donate online, you can do so securely via Justgiving.com with a credit or debit card.

Companies/Employers

Why not ask your employer if they would consider making a donation on your behalf? If your company would like to support the event, get in touch to discuss what you've got in mind!

Event Details Images

We're expecting hundreds of Santas, snowmen, elves and reindeer riding bikes covered in festive decorations - why not come and watch the ride and get your Christmas off to a great start?

Please find our route and approximate timings below - make sure you arrive in plenty of time and give us all a wave as we ride past.

If you intend to come to the start or finish, parking will be very limited due to the large number of bikes we're expecting. Let the marshals know that you're there to see the ride and please follow their directions.

  • 10:30 - 13:00 - Dick Lovetts, Cribbs Causeway
  • Crow Lane Roundabout
  • Falcondale Road
  • White Tree Roundabout
  • The Downs
  • Blackboy Hill
  • Whiteladies Road
  • The Triangle
  • 13:15 - Park Street
  • Past Bristol Centre and Bearpit
  • Bristol Children’s Hospital
  • Hotwells
  • 13:45 - 14:00 - Long Asthon Park & Ride
  • 14:15 - Charlton Farm

Remember to share any pictures or videos you take of the ride - we'd love to see them. You can send them to our Facebook page or Tweet them to @santasonabike