31 May '12, 4pm

News: Father cycles around UK in memory of soldier son

Sandy Elliott, aged 48, from Aberdeen, decided to complete the huge undertaking in memory of his son Private Kevin Elliott, from 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, who was killed in Helmand province in August 2009. The Cycling for Heroes tour began on 1 May 2012 at Gordon Barracks in Aberdeen, where it was due to end today. In between, Sandy has visited over 50 military bases across the country, in places as far afield as Anglesey, Devon, Essex and Yorkshire. The last leg began this week at RAF Lossiemouth in North East Scotland. During the trip Sandy has already raised £4,000 for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA); he also wanted to raise awareness of the SSAFA Bereaved Families Support Group which has been a great help to him since the death of his son. He said: "Everyone copes in different ways when something like this happens and ...

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