Despite the rain and gale force winds, hundreds of Greater Manchester Santas (plus a Rudolph, a Grinch, a Where's Wally?, a snow-woman, some elves and an Elmo) took off from the Henry Boddington pub on bikes, trikes, scooters and in classic cars, all decked out in Christmas tinsel and lights, to take presents to children at The Christie this afternoon.
Joining them were, bikers from Liverpool, Bristol and North Wales, plus cars from the Skoda Club, led by a giant sleigh full of presents complete with waving Santa.
"The weather hasn't disheartened us because we're doing it for Christie's" said Steven `Beaver' Brown from the Vesperados Scooter Club which organises the annual Santa Ride.
"We've got the Santa sleigh here again with a lot of presents in it for sick children" he added "At this time of year these children are away from their parents, away from, Santa, so to see so many Santas bringing them presents brings a big smile to their faces, and that's what we're here to do."
From the Henry Bod pub, the ride continued to Langworthy Road and then down Trafford Road heading to The Christie in Withington. It was another magical afternoon as lots of Salford people came out to cheer the riders on, while drivers beeped their horns in appreciation.
Photos by Anya Samantha