CRYING tears of joy, mother-of-three Jane Tomlinson embraced her husband and children after cycling into Leeds to complete her epic Rome to Home bike ride.
"You're not home until you are with your family," she said tearfully, after hugging husband Mike and children Suzanne, 19, and Steven, seven.
"I'm just so glad to be back and - I really, really mean it - this is the end of my fundraising."
Thousands of people gathered at Leeds Town Hall to give Mrs Tomlinson and her brother Luke Goward, 39, a real Yorkshire homecoming.
The terminal cancer sufferer, who was given months to live three-and-a-half years ago, cycled 1,905 miles from Rome on a tandem bike with her brother and raised £160,000 for charity.
Colleagues from Leeds General Infirmary and St James's Hospital, Leeds, were among those welcoming them back.
Her daughter Rebecca, 16, was unable to meet her mother as she is doing her GCSE exams. Her eldest daughter Suzanne was having a double celebration as it was her 19th birthday.
In Rome, the cyclists were given a send-off in St Peter's Square by the city's mayor.
In Paris, the British amb- assador invited them to stay at his personal residence and gave an official reception.
The route included Florence, Pisa, Monte Carlo, Amiens, Lille, Paris and then back up the UK through London, Birmingham and Nottingham.
Yesterday's last stage brought the pair up Holme Moss and through Holmfirth and Huddersfield.
Jane's husband Mike, 43 , who has been at home with the children, wept with tears of pride as he spoke about his wife's achievements.
He said: "Three years ago at this time we couldn't have ever dreamt she was going to be alive another year but to have lived and to do this is just amazing.
"Jane's life's ultimately is going to be a tragedy. It's not going to be a happy Hollywood ending. She's not Lance Armstrong and she's never going to recover. But today, today's not a tragedy - it's a triumph."