LIKE many a hairy biker, there is nothing Teddy Glyndwr likes better than to feel the wind in his beard...

The speed-loving Welsh Terrier from Gwynedd, is the perfect 'paw-tner' to his owner as he zooms around North Wales on his motorbike and sidecar.

The three-year old-motor cycling mad mutt has just received second prize in a competition to find Britain's top biking buddy.

He was narrowly beaten, by only 200 votes, by a Glasgow-based Bichon Frise cross "Motorbike Milly."

Three-and-a-half-year-old Milly rides with her owner, Paul, on an almost daily basis, whilst Teddy is a regular on the roads around Snowdonia.

The competition, saw entries from 50 biking or biker-themed pets, and ran between July and August.

After a pet was entered, it was also entered into a race to secure votes to make it into a top 12 listing.

Milly and Teddy, who are both Facebook and Instagram celebrities, (@teddyglyndwr) received 4,000 votes between the two of them.

Teddy secured a huge 1700 in just one week, achieving almost 2,000 votes in total.

The competition was launched by Devitt Insurance Services Ltd following a survey by to discover the public’s attitude towards motorcyclists.

Findings revealed that less than 1% of road-using Brits considered bikers to be friendly, just 2% considered motorcyclists to be approachable, while nearly half (47%) labelled bikers aggressive and intimidating - all views which the Biking Buddies campaign aimed to challenge.

Teddy’s owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: "Teddy did so well. He started in last place in this competition and managed to finish in a very narrow second place!

"The Welsh terrier community really came out to support him which was great. Overall it was a fun little competition and Teddy even made it onto TV S4C’s Heno which is totally bonkers!”

Head of marketing at Devitt Insurance Services Ltd. Tom Warsop, said: “It’s been wonderful to see so many people, not only enter their pets, but also to cast votes for their favourite dog!

"We have received thousands of votes, not to mention comments and photos from animal lovers across the country."