A GROUP of bikers attempting to set a world record for charity will be roaring through Penarth.

RIDE Cymru are holding a five-day charity motorcycle event around the 1070-mile perimeter of Wales.

Fifty motorbikes form this group with riders and passengers dressed as daredevil stunt-performer Evel Knievel, complete with flowing capes.

The fundraisers plan to journey through Penarth on Friday at around 1.45pm, on their way from the Millennium Centre in Cardiff and heading towards Barry.

They will finish their journey in Wrexham on May 6, riding each day for over 200 miles and up to 10 hours.

This year, on the final day of the ride, the RIDE Cymru will be joined by family, friends and supporters to attempt a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Evel Knievel.

Evel Knievel’s children, Alecia Knievel Vincent and Robbie Knievel have both publicly supported the fundraiser, the 8th annual five-day charity motorcycle event.

The fundraisers are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can.

To date the riders have raised more than £76,000 and are on course to raise more than £20,000 in this year’s event.

The event organisers have confirmed the bikers will be thundering across the Penarth coastline.

Richard Pugh, Head of Services for Macmillan in Wales said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to RIDE Cymru for their continued fundraising for Macmillan.

“RIDE Cymru have such a fun time raising money for Macmillan and the support they get from the public, celebrities and legends from the biking world is testament to their enthusiasm and commitment.

“Macmillan relies on public donations for more than 99 per cent of our income and every single penny donated to these amazing fundraisers will make a genuine difference.”