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Biker Christmas Toy Run events

The bikers Christmas toy run is a cherished part of the motorcycling calendar. Find one and join in the fun!

It’s that time of years when bikers don Santa outfits and take part in toy runs for charity. Some of them even deck their bikes out with tinsel, fairy lights and one year in Reading, a whole Christmas tree! Across the world, from South Africa to Southern California, from Stole-on-Trent to Sydney motorcycle riders bring along a toy to be distributed to a local charity, hospital or children’s hospice.

Many of the rides also raise money for charity and good causes, either charging to take part or by holding sponsorship events.

Although some rides take part in late November, the majority of bikers Christmas toy runs in the UK happen on the first and second weekend of December.

We’ve rounded up a few of the events around the country if you are looking to join in.

Santas on a Bike Christmas Toy Run

Saturday 3rd December,

Start locations in Bristol, Somerset, Devon and Plymouth and also Essex

More details:

Star Bikers Christmas Toy Run

Stoke-On-Trent’s Star Bikers are now in their 40th year of running an annual Christmas toy run.

11 am on Sunday 10th
The bet365 stadium, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire

Ace Cafe Christmas Toy Run

Just shy of its 30th year, the Ace takes the run to three London children’s wards before returning to the cafe where prizes will be given for the Best Dressed Bike and Best Dressed Rider.

10.30 am, Sunday 17th
Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, London, NW10 7UD


Santa Bikers (with Phoenix Motorcycle Training)

1 pm – 3 pm, Saturday 9th
Rutherord School 1A Melville Avenue, CR2 7HZ London

bikers Christmas toy run
Image: Philip Harpham | Rudolf the Red Nose Bandit will be attending the Nottinghamshire Blood Biker’s Christmas Toy Run

Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes

11 am Sunday 17th
The Robin Hood pub, 540 Mansfield Road, NG5 2FR Nottingham,

Cambridge Bikers Christmas Toy Run

9 pm – 12 pm Sunday 10th
La Pergola at the Wheatsheaf, Cambridge Road, Harlton, CB23 1HA Cambridge, Cambridgeshire



Rivington Barn Bikers Christmas Toy Run

1 pm, Sunday 10th
Rivington Hall Barn, Bolton, BL6 7SB

Reading Christian Bikers Toy Run

A few years ago Reading Bikers set the world record for participants in a Christmas toy run with over 1,700 bikers taking part.

1 pm, Sunday 10th
Foster Wheeler, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9FW

Three Amigos Xmas Toy Run

12 pm, Saturday 10th
Commons Car Park, Pembroke, SA71 4EA


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