Runcton Holme couple complete 60-mile ride to help more women beat breast cancer

Sarah and Matthew Lamming cross the finish line of the 60-mile London to Cambridge bike ride in aid of Breast Cancer Now.
Sarah and Matthew Lamming cross the finish line of the 60-mile London to Cambridge bike ride in aid of Breast Cancer Now.

A puncture failed to deflate a couple’s 60-mile charity bike ride – as luckily it happened after they crossed the finish line.

Sarah Lamming got the puncture as she made her way to the train station after finishing the Cambridge to London Bike Ride in aid of Breast Cancer Now on Sunday.

Breast cancer survivor Sarah completed the ride with husband Matthew in four hours and 22 minutes – and together they have raised more than £1,700 for the cause.

The couple, from Runcton Holme, were cheered on and welcomed home at the finished line by friends and family including their two daughters Abigail, 12, and Daisy, 9.

Sarah, 40, said: “The ride was brilliant, we really enjoyed it and the weather was perfect.”

Diagnosed in December 2014 with the same cancer that killed her mother, Sarah wanted to do the event to raise awareness of breast cancer and to help more women survive the disease by raising money for breast cancer research.

After her diagnosis, Sarah decided not to have the cancerous lump she had discovered removed, and instead elected to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction.

She described the decision as a “no brainer” as she could have never forgiven herself if the cancer ever came back.

Anyone wishing to still make a donation to Sarah and Matthew’s fundraising can do so at: www. justgiving.com/Sarah-Lamming