A GROUP of bikes who rode the 'Perimeter of Wales to raise money for charity have collected more than £29,000.

Cymru Knievels, all dressed as 1970’s legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, recently completed their annual challenge of a five day route of 1,070 miles around Wales.

The event has become well known in motorcycle circles over the past ten years and is the only UK event endorsed by the Knievel family of Butte Montana, who follow its progress each year on social media.

A group of around 30 riders began their journey from Wrexham on Thursday, May 27 before reaching the finish line in the same town five days later.

The event raised more than £29,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Event organiser Jason Lewis said: "En-route to the finish the event took a twist and travelled from the border with England to cross the Berwyn mountains to stop at Rhug Estate and then pose for a group photograph at the Owain Glyndwr statue in Corwen. It then continued over the Horseshoe Pass to conclude at Wrexham.

"A smaller event than its previous time out - to align with Covid guidelines, RIDE Cymru Knievels is now in its 10th year and this years ride has now raised over £29,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support."

At the start of the Event organiser Jason Lewis of Corwen was handed the Douglas Macmillan Award for Wales from Eleri Brady of Macmillan Cymru.

Since its launch in 2012, the event has raised more than £150,000 for charity.