Tomlinson bike challenge complete
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Tomlinsons finish 2,500-mile cycle challenge

The family of late charity fund-raiser Jane Tomlinson have arrived back in Leeds after a 2,500-mile cycle ride from Istanbul.

Mrs Tomlinson's widower Mike was joined by their daughter Rebecca, son Steven, and other family members and friends during the five-week challenge.

The team often spent 10 hours a day in the saddle.

They hope to raise £10,000 for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, which was was started as Mrs Tomlinson fought cancer.

Mrs Tomlinson, of Rothwell, Leeds, raised £1.85m through a series of challenges and the efforts have continued since her death in 2007, with almost £4m being raised to date.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 30 Aug 2010
  • From the section England