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Big freeze puts brakes on Santa cycle

With the wholesale cancellation of sporting fixtures at the weekend, it was no surprise that the sponsored Santa cycle along the Comber Greenway also fell foul of the snow.

“It was due to take place on Sunday, December 5 but due to the weather and the conditions on the Comber Greenway we have now rescheduled it for Tuesday, December 28,” said a spokeswoman for the charity fundraiser.

Last year’s inaugural event was |a tremendous success with more |than 250 cyclists in Santa outfits participating to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK.

This year they are hoping that at least 500 cycling Santas of all ages and |abilities will meet in Titanic Quarter at 11am to head off along the Comber Greenway to Andrews Memorial School in Comber.

The event is the brainchild of Bangor IT sales professional, mother and bowel cancer survivor Rosi Kirker, who wants to raise awareness of this deadly disease and to support the work of Bowel Cancer UK.

All sponsorship will go directly to the charity to support their work in |raising awareness of and educating |people about the need for the early detection and prevention of this |deadly disease.

To register for this year’s event, you can contact the Connswater Community Greenway team on 90467925 or e-mail |greenway@eastbelfast.com.

This year Rosi aims to set a new world record for the largest number of cycling Santas and she will be |registering the event with the Guinness Book of World Records.

“Please become a record breaker and support the 2010 Greenway Santa Cycle by registering for and participating in this record breaking family event,” added the spokeswoman.

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