At Christmas it is always good to give something back. And we think Cycling Santas looks like the most perfect opportunity on the planet for those bike fanatics among us. So what are you waiting for, read the below and then get out there and spread some Christmas cheer to those who need it most.

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Childhood cancer charity the NCCA UK (Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance UK) is seeking dedicated cyclists to become Cycling Santas this December, delivering presents and Christmas cheer to children affected by cancer whilst fundraising to improve the treatments available to them.

Cycling Santas is the NCCA UK’s biggest fundraising event annually and this feat of festive endurance is the centrepiece of its campaign to increase treatment options for neuroblastoma, one of the most serious forms of childhood cancer.

The team of Santas will cycle from London up to Scotland and across to Belfast in five legs on consecutive days.

Cycling Santas will also raise awareness and spread the charity’s message this Christmas by visiting oncology wards throughout the UK. The Santas will deliver presents to children currently undergoing treatment or those who have been previously affected by cancer, bringing a much needed smile to children’s faces this Christmas.

The Legs:

4th December – London – Oxford – 65 miles

5th December – Birmingham – Chester – 80 miles

6th December – Chester – Manchester – 40 miles

7th December – Edinburgh – Glasgow

8th December – Around Belfast

The NCCA UK are seeking cycling participants to come on board and meet some of the amazing children and families the charity supports.

For a limited period the charity is offering an entrance fee of £15 per leg for a minimum sponsorship of £250. Riders can also sign up as a team of 3 for only £10 each.

For more information on Cycling Santas please visit the website, for more information on neuroblastoma please visit or call the office on 020 7284 0800 and speak to Sean.

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