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Cycling group's Santa ride raises thousands for charity

PUBLISHED: 14:07 16 December 2019 | UPDATED: 07:29 17 December 2019

Charity Santa Ride 2019 supporting Nansa and About with Friends. Maurice Page  dressed as Scrooge. Pictures: supplied by NANSA

Charity Santa Ride 2019 supporting Nansa and About with Friends. Maurice Page dressed as Scrooge. Pictures: supplied by NANSA

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Members of a north Norfolk cycling group dressed as Santa for their sixth annual ride.

Charity Santa Ride 2019 supporting Nansa and About with Friends. Pictures: supplied by NANSACharity Santa Ride 2019 supporting Nansa and About with Friends. Pictures: supplied by NANSA

The self-proclaimed Fatboys Cycling Group, of Trunch Social Club, has raised nearly £7,000 for local causes since the Santa ride started, with more than £4,000 raised this year.

The event also marked a third year for the group's support of Nansa and About with Friends, two local charities supporting children and adults with disabilities.

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Group chairman Maurice Page, from Gimingham, organised the event, and dressed as Scrooge from Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Charity Santa Ride 2019 supporting Nansa and About with Friends with Maurice Page  dressed as Scrooge. Pictures: supplied by NANSACharity Santa Ride 2019 supporting Nansa and About with Friends with Maurice Page dressed as Scrooge. Pictures: supplied by NANSA

He said: "Both charities offer a wide range of support for people with disabilities in our community."

Leon Smith, head of services at Nansa, said: "We enjoy it as it allows us to show our less serious side, have a bit of fun, and ensure our community knows how important its generosity and support is to us."

Thirty cyclists took part on Sunday, December 8.

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