Social Santas and Christmas fun


At this time of year, what better excuse to get people out of the FreshNetworks office than a synchronised cycle ride round central London dressed as Father Christmas? And all for no reason whatsoever, apart from the fun of it.

Tourists thought we were delightful, cabbies called us a menace and the police tracked our every move - convinced that, at any moment, we might start a student protest.

With mince pies in our bellies and iPhones strapped to our Boris Bikes we tweeted all the way to Buckingham Palace. Arriving just in time to catch Prince Philip who stopped his car to ask what we were up to and to wish us a Merry Christmas all round.

Thank you Barclays and thank you Boris. We love your bikes. And thanks to Asylum Films (our favourite London production company) for making the movie.



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  1. Glenn Le Santo:

    Cripes! Look at Santa’s baubles in the photo (bottom right)

  2. Delfin Vassallo:

    You guys are crazy… wish it’d be more like you in this industry, all the best for 2011!

  3. Graeme Fraser:

    Love it!

  4. Charlie:

    Delfin and Graeme, thanks so much for the comments. I’m glad you liked it.

    Glenn - Santa’s package jokes on our blog? not sure about that.

  5. Veronica:

    Brilliant!! would have loved to see it happen in person. Very funny.

  6. KJ:

    I love the one dude who obviously got there late when all the Santa costumes were gone and had to make do with the reindeer one. The synchronized cycling was ace.

  7. Phyllis Stephen:

    We love this - you clever people! We have given you a plug here…..

  8. Maarten van Leeuwen:

    Merry Christmas folks and thanks for sharing the stuff you’ve shared in 2010. Keep it coming in 2011.

  9. Steve Ward:

    What great fun! - Awesome stuff. Loving the synchronized biking!

  10. Gary Day-Ellison:

    Marvellous lunacy!

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  14. Andrew:

    Brilliant! Loved it!! (And a bit of effective marketing to boot).
    Happy Christmas :)
    I’ve posted the video to as a tribute; thanks for the email Ed.
    Best wishes

  15. Andrew:

    should be !!

  16. Katie Sorene:

    Brilliant. LOL funny :)

  17. Charlie:

    Thanks for all the wonderfully positive comments. Perhaps we’ll have to do this again with a bigger budget for better costumes next time and a couple of practice sessions.


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