Meet the corporate who is spreading festive cheer for charity

Plan.com is an Isle of Man based telecoms company with a reputation as a great place to work, but also known for giving back to the community - and this Christmas, they're going BIG!

plan.com is proud to announce their festive charity fundraiser, 'Santa's on a Bike'.

The company is inviting bikers from all corners of the Isle of Man (and further afield) to join them for a festive ride-out on Saturday 8 December. All you need to do is get on your Santa costume, get on your bike and gather at the Grandstand for a festive ride on 8 December.

The event, which has been running for several years in the UK, is making its debut here on the island this year. Why? Firstly, because the Isle of Man is world-famous for its love of bikes, and secondly because islanders have a fantastic reputation for generosity. plan.com is proud to be giving back to the community and Rebecca House at Isle of Man Hospice is a cause the firm is passionate about.

At plan.com they don’t do things by half - the company has been known to raise £50k in just two weeks, and this time they are aiming even higher!

So why not join a host of Santa’s on a festive ride out on 8 December with the aim of raising lots of money to help children who need it most?

The fun starts at 10am with hot drinks and mince pies in the pit lane at the Grandstand before the Santa pack takes to the road.

The route will snake down to Douglas Promenade for a warm-up coastal cruise before heading down south to Castletown and then back to the Isle of Man Hospice for more festivities.

Because the ride-out will be on public roads, numbers need to be monitored which is why everyone is asked to sign-up online as soon as possible via the website.

A company spokesman said the aims of the ride-out is to raise thousands of pounds and lots of awareness for the children’s wing at the Isle of Man Hospice which is why participants are asked to try to get as much sponsorship as possible.

Once your Christmas giving sorted out, all that’s left to do is dress up, mount up and join hundreds of other Santa’s at the Grandstand for the festive ride of a lifetime!

Organiser, Oil Allen from plan.com has been taking part in the event since 2013. 

“This is my favourite ride of the year!  It started in Bristol, but other rides now take place in Devon and Cornwall,” he said.

“It’s very difficult to put into words how amazing it is to see hundreds of Santa’s getting together for a bike ride.

“It looks incredible, we quite often have elves, snowmen and reindeer along too. One of the things I enjoy the most is seeing people waving from the side of the road. I always get arm ache waving back,” he said.

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