RIDE CYMRU KNIEVELS' - Motorcycle the perimeter of Wales


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Croeso i .. Welcome to ..  RIDE Cymru


Our 10th Year! Our Next RIDE Knievels event will be Thursday April 29th to Bank Holiday Monday May 3rd, 2021.

...An adventure on your doorstep... Clinging to the welsh side of its border with England as tightly as public highways shall allow. Hugging the coastline as practical as possible, the ultimate motorcycle tour ride of Wales - 'the shape of the nation'... 1070 miles of back lanes, the odd navigable track, the luxury of the odd stretch of 'A road...Visits & laps of the premier motor racing circuits of Wales.. Riders opt to join us for the 5 day sections of the 1,070 mile perimeter route around Wales.. Each entrant shall raise as much as possible over our minimum requirement of £150 sponsorship to qualify for rider entry to the ultimate ride out around Wales..

The 2021 RIDE Cymru motorcycle event will be our 10th annual 5 day charity motorcycle event around the 1070 miles perimeter of Wales. Motorcycling each day for over 200 miles and up to 10 hours per day in the saddle. The 2021 event will commence on Thursday 29th April from Wrexham, in north east Wales. We complete the perimeter event five days later on Bank holiday Monday May 3rd back in Wrexham at 5pm..

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DID YOU KNOW? The 2019 RIDE Cymru Knievels event raised a record £40,000 for charity...

What types of bikes can do this? The perimeter route runs on mostly on paved roads. ALL TYPES OF BIKE CAN JOIN US, But we recommend Adventure style bikes are best suited to the twisty perimeter and border lanes..

If you want further details please visit our FACEBOOK or TWITTER pages. If you wish to register for entry please READ ALL PAGES ON THIS WEBSITE FOR INFO and then email info@ridecymru.com with your full name, mobile contact number & full bike details. Please include name of your pillion rider if applicable.

In 2021 we again raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Entry requirement is to raise as much as possible over the MINIMUM of £150 in sponsorship for the full 5 day event. Our average entrant raises £400 and in 2019 Chris Carlin of Northwich raised an entrant event record of over £2,400! Amazing...

To apply for information about the RIDE Cymru 2021 Email info@ridecymru.com

RIDE Cymru 2021 - our 10th event, will witness for a 7th year the return of the 'Cymru Knievels' theme as we continue to raise the profile of a fun charity event, and raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity - MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT.

Our entrants ride in a disciplined 'drop off system' over the full 5 days. We promote the good name of motorcycling. 

We are the ONLY UK Motorcycle event endorsed by the KNIEVEL family of Butte, Montana.


2021 - Thursday April 29th we leave from the welsh border town of Wrexham, in north east Wales. Located six miles west of the border with England, we depart the town 9am to head to the Dee estuary and we commence the 5 day 1070 mile perimeter of Wales event. Each day will see RIDE Cymru continue its perimeter route with the added feature of visit & laps of Anglesey Circuit. Each day section commences at 9am, and will include an average of 10 hours riding to our next destination. The evening destinations on our 2021 event will be CAERNARFON, ABERYSTWYTH, PEMBROKE DOCK and MONMOUTH. On our final day 5, the bank holiday Monday, we leave MONMOUTH at 9am and finish back at Wrexham for the BIG FINISH at 5pm.

This is by no means a speed trip, we are not hooligans! We ride to promote a good name for motorcyclists. We ride in a controlled manner in a proven 'drop off' system. No riders are left behind, lost or stranded. We have a support vehicle to assist mechanical problems.

RIDERS are responsible for arranging their evening stops. A list of suggested campsites or B&B's are provided for each rider to plan their accommodation. We meet up later at each evening destination to share tales of the days ride.


...Our 2021 perimeter of Wales includes visit & laps of Anglesey Circuit. Many thanks to the officials and management of ANGLESEY CIRCUIT for kindly continuing their support of the RIDE Cymru Motorcycling Event.
We are joined by amazing guest riders Elspeth Beard - the 1st British Woman to motorcycle around the world.. And subject to his availability  we are joined by Nick Sanders, fastest man to motorcycle around the world. 


2012 was our first ever RIDE Cymru, based on an idea of Jason Lewis for an event and route around the outer perimeter of Wales. Whilst the initial plan was to simply raise a £1,000 it yielded £3,400 and was immediately identified as a special event with a future..

2013 and 2014 saw the event grow each year but remained as a 'serious' motorcycle event until 2015...

RIDE Cymru KNIEVELS 2015 - The birth of the Cymru Knievels..

2015 & 2016 our event included a meet up for a chat and pic opportunity with World record holder globe trekker Nick Sanders at his Expedition Centre!

2017 included Cymru Knievels being joined by Dave Hailwood (son of legend Mike Hailwood), TV actor Danny John-Jules & TV Producer Steve Keys.

2018 we took a break from RIDE Cymru to undertake RIDE Capitals Knievels - a 1200 mile route around the UK Mainland to include Edinburgh, London and Cardiff - visiting Knockhill Circuit, Olivers Mount Circuit and the famous Brooklands Circuit & Museum. Enroute we were joined by motorcycling legends John McGuinness and Steve Parrish, and Wales ITV's weather girl Ruth Wignall.

2019 and we returned to Wales for RIDE Cymru Knievels 2019 and we were joined by Stereophonics Richard Jones, the event included visit and laps of Pembrey Circuit and Anglesey Circuit. We were also guests at the famous Portmeirion Village. 2019 witnessed our event create the World Record for the Largest gathering of people dressed as Evel Knievel. An amazing response around Wales as our largest ever number of Knievels tackled our perimeter event..

2020 was to see us leave Wales again to visit the Isle of Man for RIDE Manx Knievels 2020.. For a 48 hour event around both the 37.75 world famous TT Course and many Special Locations around the island for our Manx Knievel Scatter Challenge..

Sadly the event was cancelled due to COVID 19 just 6 weeks before it was planned to commence.. BUT we did not let the virus beat us - and we quickly mutated to the Worlds 1st Lockdown Motorcycle Event.. 'BEING EVEL FROM HOME' finally raised a total of £21,000 between charities Macmillan Cancer Support and Mannin CT Scanner Appeal..

Roll on 2021... The return of the Cymru Knievels.. But this year 'WRONG WAY ROUND'.. Will be our first ever anti clockwise perimeter of Wales!

For further information please email;  info@ridecymru.com