ROCK and roll couple Mike and Jules Peters will hike the Offa’s Dyke path with fans from as far as San Francisco and Japan, to celebrate the benefits of walking and raise funds .

The Alarm duo lead a trek every year for the Love Hope Strength (LHS) charity and were due to visit the Sahara this summer, however due to travel restrictions they decided there is no better time to see Wales’ natural beauty.

Some of the band's cult fanbase will take part in the walk along the 177-mile route from Prestatyn to Sedbury at their own pace, while others will cover the distance virtually, on routes around their home, as they follow the Peters’ journey via social media from Sunday, May 23.

The walking effort will also for medical equipment through the LHS charity which  the couple set up in 2007 after Mr Peters was diagnosed with the blood cancer.

“It’s all about community, friendship, music,” said Mrs Peters. “We have a WhatsApp group and everyone will be sending in communications about where they have been each day. Mike and I will be broadcasting on social media every day to give an insight into what it’s like to hike Offa’s Dyke.

“We've been to Everest, Machu Pichu and Kilimanjaro but I think this one is going to be the best yet.”

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Offa’s Dyke, named after the dyke that King Offa ordered to be constructed in the eighth century, begins at Prestatyn beach and goes south over the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, through the Black Mountains and Monmouthshire before ending at the Sedbury Cliffs near the south east Wales border.

Mrs Peters, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, said she is aiming to walk 10 miles a day, the same distance as her walks to therapy sessions at Glan Clwyd Hospital, which she said helped her to develop a better attitude towards her illness.

“By walking people can improve their fitness and start doing things they thought they were not capable of,” she said. “After therapy felt at bottom of the mountain and I had to walk my way through this. When I did I felt so much better.

“People thought I was mad and tried to deter me but I tried to say to people, walking is free and as we are living in Wales it is the most amazing experience ever.”

Donate to the fundraiser at www.lovehopestrength.co.uk/offas-dyke-virtual-hike/