A family will be hosting a charity bike ride in memory of a graduate who died following a horrific fall in Argentina in January 2018.

David Minn, from Borehamwood, was on an eight-month trip around South America when he slipped and fell near a glacier, near the Argentine city of Ushuaia on January 22.

An inquest at The Old Courthouse in Hatfield found the 24-year-old died when a he fell a “long way” while on a lone walk.

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His family describe him as the most “beautiful, best, smiliest, happiest, jolliest, funniest, unique, spontaneous, inspirational, positive, caring, most clever, most hard working and the most perfect son, brother, friend and mentor”.

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In memory of David, his parents Eliot and Helen, and sister Hayley, are planning on raising money for a cancer charity – a charity very close to the heart of sister Hayley, 27.

She recently underwent a double mastectomy after finding out she was a carrier of the BRCA1 gene. Hayley’s grandmother Hannah died of breast cancer aged 49 in 1970 and her son Eliot found out in 2015 he also carried the gene.

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David pictured with sister Hayley at his graduation day in Sheffield

The EVE Appeal is the only research charity into the 5 gynaecological cancers. The Minn’s are hoping to raise £15,000 with a 35 mile bike round around Hertfordshire.

The David Minn Bike Ride 2019 will begin and end at Haberdashers Aske’s School for Girls in Elstree.

Anyone can get involved but spaces are limited. There is a £25 fee.

Click here to sign up or visit the Just Giving page here.