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In December 2006, 28 brave souls turned up for our first run. All the riders and pillions had to wear a Santa Suit. The event went very well and we raised about £1600. The decision was made that the ride should become an annual event.

In December 2007, 130 motorcyclists turned up for the annual ‘Santa Ride’. The suits were provided by Zoë’s Baby Hospice and were paid for by entry fees. The sight of 130 motorcyclists dressed, as Santa’s has to be seen to be believed.

The event is now well established and supported by local Councils and the Emergency Services.
The established route the ride now follows, is starting from Thornaby Town Centre, travelling through, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Redcar Sea Front and finishing at Kirkleatham Hall for a bacon butty and a hot brew. When the procession arrives at Kirkleatham Hall, Cleveland Police Band and Guisborough Ladies choir will be playing/singing a selection of Carol’s.

The lead vehicle is a  Fire engine and Cleveland and Durham Police Motorcycle Sections provide the escort. An open Double Decker Bus carrying local dignitaries follows the procession.
The event is sponsored by John Simpson formerly of Lord Stones Cafe, Carlton, Nr Stokesley.

  1. The 2006 ride raised in excess of £1600.
  2. The 2007 ride raised in excess of £19,000.
  3. The 2008 ride raised in excess of £26,000.
  4. The 2009 ride raised in excess of £24,000.
  5. The 2010 ride raised in excess of £17,000.
  6. The 2011 ride raised in excess of £22,500
  7. The 2012 ride raised in excess of £25,000
  8. The 2013 ride raised in excess of £29,000
  9. The 2014 ride raised in excess of £29,000
  10.  The 2015 ride raised in excess of £26,000      
  11. The 2016 Ride raised in excess of £25,000
  12. Total So far in excess of  £244,000

The 2017 Ride takes place on Saturday 25th November 2017.


1 Thornaby Road passing over the A66. 11.37
2 Riverside Roundabout 11.39
3 Riverside Road/Church Road 11.42
4 Stockton High Street 11.45
5 High Street/Yarm Lane. 11.55
6 Wilderness Road 12.02
7 Newport Roundabout 12.09
8 Ayresome Street/Linthorpe Road 12.14
9 Linthorpe Road/Grange Road 12.19
10 Albert Road/Corporation Road 12.23
11 Corporation Road/A66 12.27
12 Trunk Road 12.31
13 Trunk Road/Cargo Fleet Lane 12.35
14 Trunk Road/ICI West Gate 12.42
15 Trunk Road/Kirkleatham Lane 12.46
16 Majuba Road/Newcomen Terrace 12.50
17 Esplanade/High Street 12.54
18 Newcomen Terrace/Majuba Road 13.05
19 Kirkleatham Hall 13.15

There are a number of roadworks taking place in the area which may effect the proposed route. Any changes will be posted here.

The maximum numbers of Motorcycle that will be allowed on the event is 160

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Total Amount Raised

Since June 2006
we have raised


£ 639815

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