Secret Santa arrives with Rudolph (bike style) – Dec 2012


The last night of the year for the Flyers youth was dark, cold & of course the light rain & sleet started just as we did. Apart from the normal dazzling bike lights they were adorned with tinsel, baubles, bells & singing Santas. Best bike of the night was Jack Shuttleworth’s Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer bike complete with flash red nose.

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Despite the bitter cold a couple of the Fledgling Flyers joined in some quick games of ‘Follow the Reindeer’ , ‘The Reindeer Says  ..ride slowly, ride fast’, a handicap race and an elimination race. All this before we sought shelter & warmth in the community room at Kings Cliffe Active.

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Hot chocolate drinks were a welcome relief as the riders settled in for a cycling quiz. General knowledge & technical questions such as ‘To maintain your speed which ‘step’ would you use prior to going up a steep bank?  were answered correctly demonstrating the depth of knowledge of our young riders. 

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We’d finished the quiz. At last came the cry because it was feast time with those tempting sausages, cheesy puffs & hot mini quiches soon disappearing.

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 Secret Santa, aka Simon Brown in his red shirt but now without his Movember beard, distributed the presents.

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A lot of mess, a photo shoot, a tidy up & everyone was happy.

Have Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

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