Book to remember Cathredral Lay Clerk

Peterborough Cathedral chorister James Trickey.
Peterborough Cathedral chorister James Trickey.
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A Peterborough Cathedral chorister’s memory will be honoured with a book of photographs he took on a marathon cycle ride as a teenager.

James Trickey (23), a Lay Clerk at the cathedral, was killed on December 23 last year on Storey’s Bar Road after a collision between a car and the bike he was riding.

Now his mum, Sue Trickey, is publishing a book written by James when he was 18 in memory of her son.

The book, called A Teenager, A Bike and A Camera, uses James’ words and photographs to tell the story of his bike ride from Cheltenham to Scotland.

Sue said: “James was an exceptionally able boy. He put this book together using his own words and pictures when he was just 18.

“He made four hardback copies for family members at the time.

“James’ grandparents have been working hard with us to make it possible for the book to be published.

“We have decided to publish 200 softback copies to celebrate his life.”

“All the money raised from the sale of the books will go to St Lawrence Church, Taynton, Gloucestershire where James is now at rest.”

During the ride from his then home in Cheltenham, James cycled 1,784 miles to the north coast of Scotland, capturing 70 images on the route. The keen cyclist also carried out a 2,000 mile ride two years later, riding from Cheltenham to Italy, raising thousands for The Stroke Association.

Sue has made the book available on website Crowdfunder, and needs to raise £2,300 by June 17 for the book to be published.

She has already raised more than 75 per cent of the total needed.

She said: “We have had really good support from everyone from this.

“James loved cycling, especially long distances, and this is something positive to remember him. I hope the book will be inspiring for people who read it.”

The book, costing £15, is available by visiting www.crowdfunder.co.uk/a-teenagera-bike-and-a-camera/