A CHRISTMAS parade ended up raising £4,435 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The annual parade was bigger than ever last year, featuring nearly 200 motorcyclists riding through town in fancy dress.

Organiser Andrew Self told the Chronicle: “It all went off well.

“We had lots of responses throughout the year and it was a bit of a shock how many showed up.”

The most dedicated biker was probably 72-year-old Joyce Hotchkiss, who rode through Royston on the back of her son-in-law Robert Hewlett’s bike.

Beyond the ride, she also raised £442 from friends and fellow church-goers to support the charity.

“I love doing daft things,” she added.

“My son-in-law’s done it for the past few years so I said I’d give it a go with him and it just escalated from there.

“I ended up getting a reindeer outfit and he got a Grinch one for the ride.

“It’s just amazing - it was great to see all the little one’s faces at the side of the road.

“Robert is hoping to get a bigger bike this year, so I’m going to do the full thing with him next time.”