MORE than £30,000 has been raised by charity bikers donning their Evel Knieval costumes and riding around Wales.

RIDE Cymru Knievels have spent five days circumnavigating Wales to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and aiming to earn themselves a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the ‘Largest Gathering of Evel Knievels’.

The annual ride, which covers 1,070 miles, started last Thursday morning from Wrexham, where the Mayor of Wrexham, Councillor Andy Williams and Mayoress Beverley Williams gave them a send-off in the High Street.

From there, they took the perimeter route including laps of three motor circuits – the Kinsham, Pembrey and Anglesey Circuits. The following days saw them set out from Monmouth, Carmarthen, Aberystwyth and Holyhead.

They were welcomed back on late afternoon, Bank Holiday Monday, as the bikers roared into Wrexham and their world-record attempt for the most riders dressed as Evel Knieval at Llwyn Isaf.

RIDE Cymru is in its eighth year and has raised well over £70,000 for charity, with numbers taking part year-on-year continuing to increase, and with Gift Aid this year's event has already raised £34,000.

Speaking prior to the event and world-record attempt, 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.

“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."

RIDE Cymru organisers would like to thank everyone for the phenomenal support the fundraiser receives, including all the sponsors, the officials and management of the circuits for their continuing support of the event.

For further information on the event visit the RIDE Cymru website, its Facebook page or donate at JustGiving