CHARITY riders are looking for bikers to join them in an Evel Knievel themed attempt to create a new world record.

The eighth annual 2019 RIDE Cymru 1000 event which starts and finishes in Wrexham town centre is set to be a record breaker - for most riders dressed as the legendary US daredevil.

A five day charity motorcycle event, which takes in the 1,070 mile perimeter of the whole of Wales, will see bikers ride each day for more than 200 miles in up to 10 hours.

Archive: Evil Knievels roar out of Wrexham for Macmillan Cancer Support in 2018

It is all in aid of the Macmillan cancer charity, and takes in Monmouth, Carmarthen, Aberystwyth and Holyhead.

The 2019 event will begin on Thursday, May 2 from Wrexham High Street, and will finish in the town at Llwyn Isaf on Bank holiday Monday, May 6 at 4.30pm.

This year is set to be extra special as the event will set a newly-created record for most people dressed as Evel Knievel taking part in a charity ride.

But to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, there needs to be 250 people taking part, so the organisers are hoping as many people as possible will turn up with their bikes, dressed as the showman.

Organiser Jason Lewis, from Coedpoeth said: “We got in touch with the Guinness Book of World Records and they can confirm the event is eligible to be a record, and will set a record regardless of how many people show up.

“But to be eligible to go into the book itself, they said we need at least 250 Knievels for it to be published.

“We’re expecting to get 100 easily - 250 might be a push but we’ll give it a go.

“Anyone who wants to take part, just turn up at Wrexham High Street on the day and put a donation in one of our charity buckets.

“You’ve got to have a Knievel suit and a white crash helmet to be eligible to help us towards the Guinness record.

“This year we’ve received a lot of help and support from Wrexham Council and must say thanks in particular to town centre manager Amanda Davies.

“When we return on the Bank Holiday there will be a congregation at the Guildhall and they are putting traffic management in place for us.”

He added: “We might even have a special guest this year as Evel’s daughter Alicia and her husband have expressed interest in flying over from Butte Montana to support us, but we haven’t had confirmation yet.

“We’ve already raised £8,500 and are aiming for £15,000 this year. In the eight years we have been doing this we have raised £55,000 in total, and thank everyone who has supported us.”