A CYCLIST is tackling two gruelling bike rides in memory of his parents.

Mark Cunningham hopes to cycle 650 miles in six days and will begin the first stage of his fundraising journey for Marie Curie Bradford on June 13 when he cycles from Bradford to Huddersfield in five days.

Mr Cunningham and seven other cyclists are cycling 500 miles in five days, stopping at Bridlington, Skegness, Matlock then Southport before returning to Huddersfield on Sunday, June 17.

The second part will see him cycle from Bradford to Morecambe and back in a single day to complete an extra 150 mile on Saturday, July 28.

To sponsor Mr Cunningham on his third charity ride visit www.justgiving.com/mark-cunningham24