Get in the festive spirit with this bike ride for charity next month

by Dublin Gazette
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Ireland’s biggest Santa Cycle is taking place on Sunday 1st December to raise vital funds for sick children.

The public are invited to take part in the country’s biggest Santa Cycle, now in its fifth year, which will have 500 people dressed as Santa with Christmas lights.

The procession will be leaving Clondalkin Village at 5pm, cycling through the city centre and past CHI at Crumlin (formerly Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital), before returning to Clondalkin where they will finish the fundraising cycle.

The Laurels cycle crew, who are arranging the cycle, won the charity event of the year at the Irish Healthcare Awards in 2016.

The cost is €30 which includes the Santa suit and Christmas lights and the money from the cycle goes to CMRF Crumlin who raise vital funds for Crumlin Hospital and the National Children’s Research Centre.

The Laurels Cycle Crew is 11 years old and has raised an incredible €1,030,000 for CMRF Crumlin over a decade of fundraising and cycling. In 2019 the group celebrated passing the €1 million mark.

“We’re so excited for the Santa Cycle this year!” Damien Long, co-founder of the Laurels cycle crew, said.

“We’re expecting over 500 Santas to join us this year and to raise vital funds for an extremely important cause.

“It’s always such a lovely day and we’re calling on the public to join and support us for a day full of enjoyment, with one common goal – to do whatever it takes to help some of Ireland’s sickest children!”

People can sign up to Ireland’s largest Santa Cycle on Eventbrite here.

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