A charity fundraiser is cycling 2,655 miles around the UK, passing through Falmouth on his monumental journey in memory of his late sister.

Kenny Smith is riding for 50 consecutive days to raise money for the MS Trust and to celebrate what would have been his sister Kathleen's 50th birthday.

He will be starting in the centre of Chichester on June 12, cycling around the country, and ending back in Chichester on July 31, Kathleen's birthday.

Kenny said: "My sister Kathleen was diagnosed with MS back in 1990, aged just 21. She coped well for many years living with MS and never let it get her down; she was always smiling and never complained."

Sadly, she passed away in the autumn of 2014. Kenny and his family were heartbroken but he vowed to keep her name alive through fundraising for the MS Trust.

Over the years Kenny has taken on all manner of incredible feats for the charity. From running marathons to climbing Everest and Kilimanjaro; jumping out of planes to holding collections, cake stalls and boot sales.

This bike ride, Kenny says, is "the big one".

Kenny said: "This is the biggest challenge I have ever undertaken physically, emotionally and mentally. I’m living and breathing this ride every minute of every day, I wanted to take this on because the MS Trust is a fantastic charity that really goes above and beyond to help those living with and those affected by MS.

"It’s a relatively small UK charity doing a massive job, and I’ve witnessed first-hand the difference they make for not only those living with MS, but also the help, advice and support they give to families too.”

Kelly Boston, community fundraiser at the MS Trust, added: “We are so grateful to Kenny for taking on such an incredible challenge in aid of the MS Trust. He’s a true hero and the money raised will make such a difference for people living with MS today. We know his sister Kathleen would have been very proud.”

To find out more about Kenny’s challenge and how you can support it, please visit: 50dayscycleride.uk.

To find out more about the MS Trust and how you can support the charity, please visit: mstrust.org.uk.