Spin with Santa and his Little Angels – Dec. 2020

The best time of the year! Something about this season that creates magic in the air!!!

The strains of Christmas carols in the air, the cheer of red Santa suits and the special flavour of Panjim city!!!

Garcia Da Orta garden on Church Square  sparkled with softly twinkling lights and joyful laughter as the annual festive Spin With Santa Ride organised jointly by Panjim Cycling Club and Cycling Goa took off at 7pm! Led by super excited children in Christmas red with Santa hats it was unique to pedal in tandem with gen next!!!

Obeisance to Panjim 's iconic Church of Immaculate Conception  and then pure fun as we wound our way to D.B. Marg all the way to Miramar Beach. For the panjimite in me it was an unfolding of memory pages as  we passed by old turned new shops, corners and streetscapes! The gracious Goa Medical College complex now our IFFI venue, the old world charm of Campal and finally the Liberation Statue at Miramar Circle....turn around and then the main artery of my childhood city!

The 18th June road had Santa 's Angels on their cycles creating quite a pretty picture prompting onlookers to stop and see. Straight on and a turn , a nod to the famous J.D Fernandes stationery store and a smile to Mr.Bakers and we stopped spinning!!!

Changes and evolution are the truth of life, what makes them beautiful is the unchanged! Thank you Cycling Goa and Panjim Cycling Club for organising this Annual Christmas  Ride !! A memory filled one for me and creating beautiful memories for Santa s little angels!

Blog writeup : Binota Nadkarni | Video : Mohanish Tilve | Photography : Terence Moniz

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