A CYCLE ride will pass through the area as it goes from Land's End to John o' Groats later this month in part memory of Malvern's Rory Morrison who died in 2013 from a rare form of cancer.

Rory Morrison, who grew up in the town and attended the Chase High School and subsequently Malvern College, died at the age of just 48.

His children, Honor and Reuben, will be taking part in memory of their dad, who worked in local radio as well as for BBCR4.

Mr Morrison's widow, Nikki, said: “Rory was going through his second stem cell transplant when he died, enduring years of gruelling treatments, he wanted so much to be around to see them grow up.

“Traumatic death tears some families apart, but we are working hard to make sure that it brings us together."

Riders will be raising money to find a cure for cancer.

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Nikki added: “The cancer that killed Rory, Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinaemia, is so rare that people don’t know how to say it let alone cure it.

“The Rory Morrison WMUK Registry was set up to give clinicians real-world data that will help in the search for treatments and cures but relies solely on charitable donations.”

In total, 13 riders will complete the whole of the route, which is also being cycled by Charlie Baigler from London, whose wife, Alex succumbing to a brain tumour and was Nikki's cousin.

To donate to Rory Morrison's charity, visit: wmuk.org.uk/research/rory-morrison-wmuk-registry