Cyclists are being encouraged to dress up as Santa and get on their bikes for a special delivery of presents to children at a Hampton hospice.

Cycle training business, Njinga Cycling, will host the charity ride that will see cyclists pedal 19 miles from Whole Foods Market in Richmond to Shooting Star Chase’s hospice in Hampton.

Each rider needs to bring a present with them and will deliver it to the children on the day before returning to Richmond for refreshments at Whole Foods, which partnered up along with Giant Twickenham for the event.

Togo Keynes, co-founder of Njinga Cycling, said: "Children have a special place in our hearts and Leigh and I on behalf of our greater Njinga family are thrilled to be able to help make this Christmas even more special for these children at our local Shooting Star Chase hospice."

People who dress up as Santa and bring a gift can enter the ride on Saturday, December 7, for free.

To take part you must sign up in advance and have a roadworthy bike, helmet and be able to ride at least 10mph.

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