A MOTORBIKE group from Conwy will be taking part in a UK-wide charity ride in aid of an organisation providing support to the NHS.

‘Two Wheels Only North Wales’ will be riding from the A55’s Junction 11 in Bangor to Bala Lake on Sunday, September 19 to raise money for ‘Awyr Las’, a NHS charity based in North Wales.

Getting underway at 11am, the route will take the riders through the Ogwen Valley, through Blaenau Ffestiniog (where they will regroup at the Lakeside Café) and then onto Bala Lake.

Gareth Lloyd founded the group in 2015 ‘for like-minded bikers to do things like this (Sunday’s event)’, and it has now grown to have more than 2,000 members.

He is looking forward to the event finally taking place after being put back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and says there could be ‘anywhere between 80 to 200 riders’ taking part with him in North Wales on Sunday.

Gareth said: “It’s a national ride that was meant to be before the end of the first lockdown. All of the other counties across the UK will be riding at the same time. Everybody is doing it for a charity, either that contributes to the NHS or that is involved with the NHS.

“It (Awyr Las) is local to North Wales. It (the money raised) would not be going directly into the NHS; they deal alongside the NHS with lots of little things, like chairs in waiting rooms, just to make it more comfortable (for patients).”

‘Two Wheels Only North Wales’, who have a ‘bike night’ on Tuesday evenings at Conwy Quay, have been involved in previous fundraisers such as charity Easter egg runs, where they collect donations, Easter eggs and toys for children in Glan Clwyd hospital in Rhyl.

To join their Facebook group, visit: www.facebook.com/groups/1679423612280392.