"It is with a great deal of sadness that my first official act as Santa1 for the Summer Santa Cruise is to announce the cancellation of this year's Cruise.
As you are all aware Covid19 has caused an unprecedented level of disruption to the fundraising for all charities around the country.
Because of that I would ask, where possible, that instead of going on the Cruise this year that you post a picture of your sleigh dressed up for either the Summer Cruise or Winter ride and the still donate to Children's Hospice South West as you normally would using the following link.
- Gareth Morgan, Ride Leader
Can’t wait for the December rides? Then come and join us on the Summer Santa Cruise to Little Bridge House Childrens Hospice South West in Barnstaple.
Suitable for all bikes, trikes and scooters with rides starting in Bristol, Taunton and Exeter, converging on the children’s hospice at Fremington (Barnstaple).
So put on your best “summer santa” outfit and come and spread some Christmas joy to those who need it the most.Route & Meeting Points
Fowlers Bristol to Taunton (1hr 50) via Wells & Glastonbury
Leave Fowler’s 08.45 arrive Taunton (The Little Red Cafe - TA2 8RX) 10.35
Leave Taunton, The Little Red Cafe, 11.00 arrive log cabin 12.20
Taunton to log cabin (1hr 20)
15 minute rest at log cabin
Leave cabin 12.35 arrive William Hockin 13.40
Log cabin to William Hockin (50min)
(35 min re-group/meet Exeter group)
Leave William Hockin 14.15
Barnstaple main ride to hospice (45 min)
Arrive at Hospice 15.00 Hand over money and smiles
EXETER TO BARNSTAPLE
Bridge motorcycles to Kings Arms Winkleigh (1hr)
Leave Exeter 11.25 arrive cafe 12.25
30 minute rest at Kings Arms
Kings Arms to William Hockin Barnstaple (45min)
Leave cafe 12.55 arrive William Hockin 13.40
All donations are given directly to Children's Hospice South West - we don't take a penny in expenses.
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 on the day.
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!
We're expecting hundreds of Santas, snowmen, elves and reindeer riding bikes covered in festive decorations - why not come and watch the ride and enjoy some summer festivities?
If coming along to spectate, 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.