Days after her triumphant arrival in Leeds, terminal cancer sufferer Jane Tomlinson has revealed her Rome to Home bike ride has raised £232,000.
Cheering crowds line the street as Jane arrives in Leeds
The mother-of-three arrived back in Leeds on Monday after a gruelling five-week tandem bike ride across Europe with her brother Luke Goward.
Mrs Tomlinson had hoped to raise £100,000 during the ride but an additional £135,000 has poured in.
In the last 26 months, she has raised £720,000 for cancer charities.
"The generosity of the public has touched me deeply," said Mrs Tomlinson.
"I feel weary, tired and sore after the ride but the monies raised make it all worthwhile, especially when you see it being used to such good effect.
"The thousands of letters and messages make me feel very humble."
Her husband Mike said: "As an appeal we don't hold mailing lists and there are no marketing letters.
"None of the money that has come in on the bike ride has been from commercial sponsorship, it's all been from the public having read about Jane in the media.
"There are two recurring messages coming through in letters to her; that Jane is giving people hope and everyone wants her to get to a million.
The route Jane Tomlinson and Luke Goward took
"The sooner I can get to a million, the sooner Jane can stop and her aching bones can rest, surely she deserves that."
Mrs Tomlinson returned to work on Wednesday as a paediatric radiographer.
Mr Tomlinson said: "She is settling back into domestic life without a problem.
"On Monday night she sat on the couch and said, 'It's like I've never been away, a complete hiatus'."