Sunday Dec 21, 2008

2008 Santa run


The ninth Molesey BBT santa run had the very distinct advantage of being ridden on an unseasonably warm day with no rain. 21 Santas followed the usual route through Thames Ditton, Surbiton, Kingston, Richmond & Twickenham.

Once again the whole strange thing was just fantastic.

Sunday Dec 23, 2007

Santa Ride 2007


Twenty three Santas were out for the eighth annual Molesey BBT santa ride. Although ex-professional cyclist Santa seemed to have forgotten his Santa suit. I was pleased to see that the stripy Santa Suit was more popular this year with five stripy Santas.

All in all an excellent ride where we certainly brought a smile to plenty of people in Molesey, Thames Ditton, Surbiton, Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington.

Sunday Dec 17, 2006

Santa Ride

Today was the seventh Annual Santa Ride. A slightly disappointing turn out of only 10 Santas. I managed to make it considerably harder by cable tieing the rear brake cable while attaching the flashing Christmas lights to the triplet such that once the brake was applied it stayed applied acting as a drag brake. That at least is my excuse for dropping back in Richmond Park.

Once again it was a great success bringing smiles to nearly all who saw us. We were even allowed into the grounds of Hampton Court to do short spin.

Unfortunately due to the demise of my camera I only got one photo on my phone hopefully I'll get some more from the others later in the week.

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Sunday Dec 18, 2005

Cycling Santa

Thirteen Santas seen again cycling through Surbiton, Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham and Hampton for the fifth annual Molesey BBT Santa run. One more Santa than last year.

Once again not all Santas made it into the photo due to some of the smaller one being in the Cafe warming up!

We now have a break as there will be no Cycling on Christmas day, unless I have to test ride my Christmas present, well I can dream.

If you want to see a good list of presents to get a cyclist then pop over to the Fat Cyclist although I would scratch the helmet from the list, not for the usual reason of them being useless and unnecessary but for the same reason he says don't buy shoes or bikes. Helmets are very personal.

He did IMO miss one absolute winner of a suggestion for a road cyclist and that is a pair of wheels. All you have to know is whether your rider is a Campag person or the other kind. Then if you get them a “cheap” pair of wheels they can be used as a winter training set but much better would be a really expensive pair with almost no spokes at all.

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