BIKERS convoyed through countryside to deliver pet food to more than one hundred homeless animals.

Dozens of petrol heads rode from Fluffy Paws Pet Supplies in Bicester on Saturday to Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary in Stadhampton.

Rob 'Duggy' Douglas, who has owned the shop for seven years, said the idea stemmed from his love of animals.

The 49-year-old, who lives in the town centre, said: "People have been dropping their donations into the shop box which I collect all year round.

"The sanctuary is quite grateful. They struggle because it's independent, we turned around to try to help them."

Mr Douglas, who has a pet dog, four cats and a cockatoo, is also president of Beerhounds Motorcycle Club which takes part in the annual ride.

He joined 42 other members on the 20-mile journey, dropping off food packages worth more than £300 and cash donations totalling £237.

Aaron Denton, 29, is assistant warden at the sanctuary.

He said: "They bring food and treats and we give them a barbecue and tea and cake. It's nice to see all the regular faces.

"We solely rely on donations - we have got no external funding. What people pull out of their pockets is what we run on. It helps us keep afloat."

He said the food should feed the animals for a week, including 59 dogs, 57 cats 11 rabbits and eight guinea pigs who are cared for at the sanctuary.

After the ride the bikers tackled their second charity mission, hosting a raffle and collection which raised £134 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance.