Kettering man cycling to Edinburgh and back in memory of his brother

A man from Kettering is currently on his way back home after cycling to Edinburgh in memory of his late brother, who died from cancer three weeks ago.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 9:19 am
Chris Storey is cycling from Kettering to Edinburgh and back in memory of his brother Mark

Chris Storey's brother Mark passed away from cancer following a two year battle with the disease and Chris is raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, who looked after Mark for the last four weeks of his life.

Chris said: "Personally this is a double cause [because] I have autism - Asperger's - and ADHD.

"So this is a double victory over cancer for my brother Mark [who] died three weeks ago and I as an autism champion.

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Chris' long journey has taken him through many places in the UK

"I want to bring hope to families with cancer as well as of autism."

Chris set off on his long journey in late October just days after his brother passed away.

He has been documenting his travels on Facebook with photos of his stops.

Chris has cycled through Oundle, Peterborough, Lincoln, York, Thirsk, Darlington, County Durham and Northumberland.

A quick look at the map shows just how big of a challenge Chris' cycle is

Chris has been updating his Go Fund Me page and one week into his challenge he said: "Set off 1 week ago from Kettering - Irthlingborough - Rushden Northamptonshire. Took pics of areas where Mark grew up he lived in all those places.

"I cycled onto Thrapston where our mum was from."

Chris spent some time in Peterborough because his brother was a big fan of the football team.

He reached Scotland on Monday, November 11 and managed to reach Edinburgh the same day.

Chris is also using the challenge to raise awareness of autism

Writing on Facebook, Chris said: "Dear all, objective complete.

"Cycling Kettering-Edinburgh for Marie Curie nurses, in memory of Mark Storey, my brother, [who] passed away three weeks ago."

Chris thinks his route will have been about 400 miles long. The shortest suggested distance for cycling on Google maps is 365 miles.

Chris left Edinburgh on Friday and is now heading back to Kettering.

Chris reached Edinburgh last week and is now on his way back to Kettering

He wrote on Facebook: "Farewell bonny Edinburgh, time to cycle back to the Midlands of England, I came here cycling I'm going to return back cycling."

Chris is no stranger to extreme challenges and wrote on his Go Fund Me page: "I'm into long distance running and trekking, ran for Corby AC, 107 half marathons/10 full marathons completed. [I have] reached famous mountain peaks, three peaks challenge, Everest [base] camp."

Chris has a Go Fund Me page which can be found here.