Huskisson Santa Ride 2017

A bit of a heatwave couldn’t stop Santas saddling up for the the 2017 Charity Santa Bike Ride.

The popular annual event kicked-off from 6pm on Thursday, December 14. 

Hundreds of bike riders dressed as Santa, Mrs Claus and their helpers filled the streets of Vincentia and Huskisson as they pedaled towards the Huskisson and enjoyed the evening’s Christmas festivities.

Audrey and Keith Saunders from Vincentia have taken part in the event every year since the beginning and said they do it for a "great cause" and the chance to create the perfect Christmas photo. 

"We do a Where's Wally style card but with Santas and send it to our kids and they have to find us," Keith said. 

Donna Howton from Brisbane also showed true dedication to the cause, flying in from Brisbane just for the event. 

She donned her best elf outfit and joined her sister Nicky Cannon from Vincentia 

With temperatures in the high 30s in the peak of the day, it was a stark contrast to last year’s event when Santas turned out with their raincoats and umbrellas. 

The proceeds of the ride will go to local Rural Fire Brigades to help with new equipment, training and other activities that enable them to respond to emergencies and assist our local communities.

The five kilometre ride saw 430 Santas leave Vincentia Public School and finish at The Huskisson.

Last year’s event saw $6050 raised for the Rural Fire Service. 

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