Cycling Santas stun tourists

OF WAKEFIELD�DISTRICT� CYCLE FORUM DRESSED UP IN FESTIVE COSTUMES ON THEIR BIKES PROMOTING THEIR�XMAS RIDES PROGRAMME'PicturedDavid Keighley with  L/R: Dusty Miller, Gemma Hinds, Richard Denbigh, Mike Dudding, Sandy Clark, Geoff Westmorland.
OF WAKEFIELD�DISTRICT� CYCLE FORUM DRESSED UP IN FESTIVE COSTUMES ON THEIR BIKES PROMOTING THEIR�XMAS RIDES PROGRAMME'PicturedDavid Keighley with L/R: Dusty Miller, Gemma Hinds, Richard Denbigh, Mike Dudding, Sandy Clark, Geoff Westmorland.
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VISITORS at Nostell Priory had to do a double take this week after spotting some cycling Santas.

A festively attired group from Wakefield District Cycle Forum were plugging their Santa Rides programme when a coach-load of tourists turned up at the stately home on Wednesday.

Forum spokesman Richard Denbigh, 35, said: “I was dressed as Santa minus beard. We didn’t know there was a coach of visitors at Nostell Priory. There were a lot of people looking and some people taking photos, so we did a bit of waving.”

Mr Denbigh was joined by forum chairman Sandy Clark and vice chair David Keighley to promote fancy dress rides around Nostell Priory on Sunday, December 16 and Anglers Country Park, Wintersett on Saturday, December 22.

Both events start at 10.30am and are open to the public. There is a competition for the best dressed rider and bike. Bikes can also be loaned for free but must be booked in advance via info@cycling-wake
field.org.uk or 01924 307348.