Last chance to donate to the A10 Cycling Corridor Campaign’s Crowdfunding page after Santas pedal round Royston

PUBLISHED: 16:28 23 December 2015 | UPDATED: 16:46 23 December 2015

County, district and town councillors were joined by members of the public for the Santa ride around Royston on Saturday.

County, district and town councillors were joined by members of the public for the Santa ride around Royston on Saturday.

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A cycle squad of ‘Silly Santas’ saddled up to spread a serious message as they sallied forth on Saturday to raise funds for the A10 Cycing Corridor Campaign – with time running out to make a donation to the cause.

County, district and town councillors were joined by members of the public for the Santa ride around Royston on Saturday.County, district and town councillors were joined by members of the public for the Santa ride around Royston on Saturday.

Five councillors from county, district and town level were among around 20 riders who donned Santa outfits for the 40-minute pedal around Royston.

The campaign is pushing for a safe cycle route over the A10 linking Royston with Melbourn, meaning those on two wheels can easily travel up to Cambridge.

Those behind it have set up a Crowdfunding page to show the willingess oflocals to dip into their own pockets, and have so far raised more than £1,400 from 67 donors.

About the ride, campaign member and Cambs county councillor Susan van de Ven said: “We had a great ride around the Royston Sustrans Network on Saturday, with four young children cycling the entire route and everyone wearing some kind of silly Santa gear.

“A lot so people honked their horns in support and we were very pleased to have such a positive reception.”

The Crowdfunding page is set to close tonight, with the results of the group’s efforts being presented at a City Deal executive meeting on January 15.

To find out more about the campaign visit a10corridorcycle.com.

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