YOU don't see one all year, then a whole load of them come along.

A convoy of motorbiking Santas will be hitting the road on Saturday (December 14) to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

The sixth annual Santas on a Bike Devon ride-out will set off from The Little Red Café in Priorswood, Taunton, at 9.15am.

Dozens are due to arrive at the charity’s Little Bridge House children’s hospice in North Devon at around 12.30pm.

On the way, biking Santas will call in at the Sky Lark Pub in Wellington at 9.45am; McDonald’s in Tiverton at 10.30am; the Log Cabin Diner on the A361 near South Molton at 11am; and W C Hockin Transport in Roundswell, Barnstaple at 11.30am.

Anyone wanting to join the ride can do so at any of the check points.

Ride organiser Carl Trick said all types of bike, trike and quad are welcome to take part.

He added: "The ride is fully L-plate friendly, so don’t worry if you’ve not attended a group ride before, you’ll be made very welcome."

Over the years, the Santas on a Bike runs – including those to CHSW’s Charlton Farm hospice in Bristol, and Little Harbour hospice in St Austell – have raised more £50,000 for the charity. Last year’s winter run raised £10,000.

For more information about the Santas on a Bike run, visit