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Saturday 10 October 2015

200 santas take part in Comber charity cycle

By Michael Bashford

Published 08/12/2009

Over 200 santas took part in a unique cycling challenge on the Comber Greenway at the weekend.

The Sponsored Santa Cycle was the brainchild of local cancer survivor Rosi Kirker, from Bangor, who encouraged her family, friends and work colleagues to saddle up and pedal from east Belfast to Comber to raise money for two cancer charities.

Shortly after being diagnosed with bowel cancer in July 2009, a very close friend encouraged Rosi to read champion cyclist Lance Armstrong’s book — It’s Not About The Bike — which inspired and motivated her to tackle the deadly disease.

Sunday’s santa cycle, which came from the motivation she felt reading the book, saw over 200 adults and children cycle from the Belfast’s Titanic Quarter to Andrews Memorial Primary School in Comber.

Funds raised from the Bike Ride will be split between the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Bowel Cancer UK.

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