I think the message from these reports should be that a picture tells a thousand words. See for yourselves the wondrous nature of our collective costumery. We had Father Christmases by the dozen (but only one with panniers full of presents) and Elves-a- plenty, a couple of fairies, an over-heating reindeer, a really crap Robin (as described by his wife), ‘The First Pudding’, and a tremendous turkey (with a necklace of vegetables) that wouldn’t fit in anybody’s oven!! Aerodynamics were not a consideration either for Steve’s Christmas wreath strapped to his helmet.
The dinner itself was an 80 strong sell out at The Wharfedale in Arthington. A big thank you to them for catering for us all, and a massive thank you to Pam Baxter for organising it all AGAIN. We learnt at the meal that she has been doing this for over 30 years now – that’s some commitment! There was also a highly entertaining and never ending raffle.
But before we had the dinner, we did do a little bit of riding around :-), so here’s a flavour of that too…
Santa’s Chevin Chase
Rachel’s ride report..