A PAIR of friends have raised more than £5,000 for a specialist cancer care centre after completing a 350-mile bike ride.

Seymour Roberts and Ben Fretwell, of Oswestry, biked from London to Cologne, Germany, to raise money for the Shooting Star Unit at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

The friends have raised £5,900 for the charity so far, with the JustGiving page staying open until the end of the month.

They completed the bike ride when they reached Cologne Cathedral after riding for 352 miles.

Mr Roberts said: “We had beautiful weather for the whole trip and no rain.

“We would like to thank everyone for their sponsorship especially Griffith’s tool and hire shop and their customers.”

Mr Roberts lost his wife, Sally, to cancer in October last year after a four-year battle.

Earlier this year his daughters, Sally Roberts and Fizz Scarratt said: "She was the most inspirational person I've ever met and didn't complain once despite going through gruelling treatment.

"She always had a smile and laughed through the tough times. Mum was supported by hundreds of different people either friends, family or healthcare professionals."

Mrs Roberts received more than four rounds of chemotherapy at the Shooting Star Unit.

The unit opened in 2004 and is a specialist cancer care centre designed to give a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere for anyone under their care, as well as families and friends.

To donate while the JustGiving page is still open, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/seymour-roberts