Santas from Walden Bikers swapped sleighs for motorbikes for annual present delivery to Addenbrooke’s Hospital
PUBLISHED: 12:12 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:12 19 December 2017
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On Sunday, 230 motorbikes with their riders dressed as Santa took presents for children who will be in Addenbrooke’s Hospital over Christmas.
The riders, including members of Walden Bikers, based in Newport, set off on their annual Santa Run.
Now into its fifth year, the organiser of the run, Pete Vasey, said he was delighted with the turnout, despite the weather and the re-scheduled date. They had been due at the hospital the Sunday before but were defeated by the snow. Police riders, led by Pc Simon Burgin, provided safety backup and gave a briefing before the convoy set off, snaking its way along the A604 into Cambridge.
Shoppers stopped to watch the convoy ride past and some came out of their homes in their pyjamas to see.
Riders were greeted at Addenbrookes with seasonal music, provided by the Cambridge Wind Band, while the elf helpers gathered the gifts which will be distributed to the children.
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