A CHARITY cycle ride is to take place next month in memory of a much-loved young man who died in a bike crash.

There was devastation following the death of Trafford Quantrill-Stott back in May.

The 21-year-old, who lived on Scholemoor Lane, died from his injuries after the bike he was riding, a KTM Duke, crashed in Clayton Road, Lidget Green, on Friday, May 10.

It's now hoped £3,000 can be raised in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity in Trafford's memory.

The 170-mile cycle ride, which has been organised by Anthony Farrer, 44, will begin on August 2 and will go from Bradford to Bridlington, then to Scarborough and back, all in the name of raising vital funds for the charity.

Mr Farrer said: "He was a good friend of mine and a good friend of a lot of people in Scholemoor.

"He was just a loss to all of us. This bike ride is in memory of Trafford."

Those taking part in the ride will do it in t-shirts bearing Trafford's name - keeping their friend close while they embark on the gruelling journey. A link has been posted on Facebook where people can donate and Trafford's grandma Ann Quantrill said it would be fantastic if people could keep sharing it and said anyone interested in taking part in the ride is welcome.

"We all know what a wonderful job they do," she said of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity.

She added: "It’s an honour that so many people have come together raising funds in memory of Trafford the family are truly overwhelmed with support and we thank them all, Trafford would be so proud of everyone, as are we.

"He is greatly missed by many."

For more information about the fundraiser, search Anthony's fundraiser for Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Facebook.

In a testament to Trafford's popularity, there was standing room only at his funeral at the end of the May as touching tributes were read out in celebration of his life.

The young builder was described as having the "most amazing sense of humour" and being a party animal who had the ability to make friends in an instant.

In a heart-wrenching tribute, he was said to be the "most beautiful, kindest son" and was said to have a "heart of gold".

Ann said: "My heart is now broken forever."

His grandad, Alan, added: "You had a laugh that made me laugh and a smile that made me smile.

Back in 2015, Trafford was awarded the Golden Trowel Award by training provider Aspire2Work. He was the first winner of the award. One of his college friends said he was the best in the class who had a talent for brickwork.