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Greenway will be a sea of red for Cycle with Santa on December 3rd

Waterford’s stunning Greenway will be a sea of red of Sunday, December 3, as families from all over the region and visitors to the area get on their bikes for the free Dungarvan Aglow 2017 Cycle with Santa.

The Waterford Greenway has been a major boost to the region with hotels and other accommodation providers, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, cycle hire outlets and other touristrelated services all reporting a boom in business and jobs since it opened earlier this year.

The free Cycle with Santa event is perfect for anyone planning a cycle on the Greenway and starts out from the Scartore Car Park on Ballinroad on the Waterford side of Dungarvan at 2.30pm.

Cycle with Santa organiser and chairperson of Dungarvan Aglow, Colette Bannon, urged families and those who love the Greenway to come along for the event which should take no longer than about 30 to 45 minutes.

“The Greenway isn’t just for the summer months and we’re delighted to be travelling it for our first ever Cycle with Santa. We start out from the car park near Clonea. The route is flat and suitable for absolutely everyone.

“The cyclists will follow Santa and his Elf and there will be plenty fun for everyone with Disney characters dotted along the way. We’ve a great team of volunteers involved and our sponsor, Maurice Troy, has donated a bike for a raffle on the day.

“There’s also loads of free entertainment afterwards in Walton Park where people are also welcome to have their photo taken with Santa. We’re hoping families will make a day out of it and maybe do a bit of shopping, have a bite to eat, and take in the view of our spectacular lights display around the town.”

Johnny Brunnock, Trails Officer with Waterford City and County Council says the council is delighted to be involved with another community event that positively promotes the Greenway as the fantastic ameni-Postmasters welcome Government investment in Post Office Network SEAN MARTIN ty that it is, at this time of year in particular.

“Since opening on 25th March the Greenway has witnessed usage figures higher than any of us could have ever imagined. It is something that the entire community has taken to their hearts. We are looking forward to the amazing Greenway story continuing into 2018,” he said.

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