Santa Claus spotted riding in London in aid of London Cycling Campaign!
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 1:09pm 3 December 2013
- Posted in: News and blogs
- Tagged with: lcc, fundraising, space for cycling, Santa, #cyclingSanta
If you live in the London area you may have already had a shock at the sight of a white bearded, red suited man who’s pretty famous at this time of year, riding a bicycle around the city. Don’t worry; your coffee wasn’t spiked with sherry this morning and the bearded one is still busy with his elves in the North Pole getting presents ready for the big day! The Cycling Santa is in fact one of our members, busy raising money on behalf of LCC. Denny Vlaeva has decided to challenge herself in December by getting dressed up as Santa Claus and is cycling 100 miles to help us with our hard work to improve cycling provision in London.
Denny has been commuting in the capital by bike for almost seven years, but on a recent trip cycling across Europe including a visit to Copenhagen she was inspired by the infrastructure and the difference that good cycling provision makes for everyone. She says; “It creates healthier communities, a cleaner environment, safer and more livable urban spaces for everyone. It can even boost the economy.” Like us, she is keen for London and other cities in the UK to be the same and wanted to do something to help us with our work.
We are extremely proud of Denny’s efforts and creative ways to raise vital funds for LCC that will help us with the 2014 Space for Cycling campaign. LCC welcomes and is grateful for any fundraising that you might wish to do to help our work, and if you have any questions or would like to tell us about anything you our doing on our behalf, please email us; firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow Denny’s progress via her Blog and also on Twitter @girlgoescycling. Please also send her some words of encouragement by tweeting her with #cyclingSanta and if you see her on the streets please do take photos as she'd love to see them. You can also donate towards her modest target of £200 through her Just Giving page.
Good luck Cycling Santa. Think of all those mince pies you can eat over Christmas after all your hard work!