Help us spread some festive cheer 

Join us on our 11th Santa Charity Cycle for Shooting Star Children's Hospice 

79 Days

Don't Miss Our 11th Santa Charity Cycle

For the last 11 years, along with 100s of other cycling Santas, we've cycled our 20 km route from Richmond, SW London to deliver gifts to the incredible children at Shooting Star Children's Hospice in Hampton who are suffering with life limiting illnesses. It’s grown from humble beginnings 10 years ago to an annual must do activity on the Richmond Festive season calendar.

Since we started this journey with Shooting Star we have delivered over 5000 Christmas presents to the kids and raised thousands of pounds for this fantastic charity.  

We hope you can join us!

Event Details


Saturday 2nd December 2023

8:30AM arrival for 9AM departure 


The cycle ride is roughly 17 km and is suitable for riders able to do a min of 10 miles an hour.  

All bikes allowed as long as they are roadworthy.


Start - Richmond Whole Foods 
(1-3 George St, London TW9 1AB)
Finish - The Turks Head Pub 
(28 Winchester Rd, Twickenham TW1 1LF)

What Do I Need To Do?

1. SIGN UP below for FREE to confirm your attendance. 
If you are between 12-18 yrs, please contact us separately for a children's waiver form ([email protected])

2. Get a Santa suit if you don't have one already. (No santa suit or other festive dress up, no ride!) There are prizes for the best dressed Santa, so do get creative!

3. Purchase a gift for a child and do NOT wrap it. (A recommended list can be found below).

4. Decorate your bike ready for some festive Santa cycling. The best bike wins a prize!

5. Arrive at 8:30AM on Saturday 2nd Dec at Whole Foods Richmond, with your best Christmas cheer. We will be leaving in small groups from 9AM.

More details to follow.


What Gifts Should I Get?

Shooting Star recommends

• Sensory: lights, massager, small bubble tubes, sets of touch and feel (slime, sand, etc)
• Body/fragrance gift sets
• Hats & scarfs
• Blankets
• Water bottles
• PJs
• Slippers
• Books
• Musical instruments (hand-held)
• Craft sets
• Colouring books & pens/pencils
• Nail varnish
• Hair accessories
• Backpacks (older girls & boys)  


What Charity Will Be Benefiting


Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

They are a lifeline to so many families across Surrey and London supporting them from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

It costs £10.1 million a year to maintain their current level of care and just 20% of that income comes from central government funding, so they rely on supporters like you for your generosity to keep the service running.


Want to become a partner for our 2023 Santa Cycle?


and join us for a special day out on the bike this Christmas time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our list of FAQs below. If you are still not able to find an answer to your question, please reach out to us at [email protected]

No, all we ask is you purchase a gift for the children, and/or make a donation. You will also receive complimentary refreshments at the start courtesy of Whole Foods and at the finish courtesy of The Turks Head.

The best way to sign up is online on this website, the form is just above here. 

Yes, we will be doing the set 20 km distance between Richmond and Hampton, before returning to St Margaret's for some refreshments at the Turks Head pub.

No. We accept all riders on mountain bikes, gravel bikes, hybrids, tandems and Bromptons. Just make sure your bike is 100% roadworthy. 

Yes! No Santa suit(or other festive outfit) and you won't be able to ride unfortunately. Please don't forget your helmet!

This event is primarily a fundraising event. Fundraising, in addition to bringing a gift is not compulsory but we do encourage you to help support the lives of children who have had their lives severely impacted as a result of life limiting illnesses. No donation is too small. 

Yes, children 12 and over are allowed, as long as they are able to safely ride on the road AND are accompanied by a responsible adult. PLEASE CONTACT US SEPERATELY FOR A CHILDRENS WAIVER FORM : [email protected]

All money raised will go to Shooting Star Children's Hospice.