TERMINAL cancer sufferer Jane Tomlinson, 42, has flown to the US to begin a 4,200-mile charity bike ride.
The mother-of-three is taking on her toughest challenge yet, just a few weeks after completing her fourth course of chemotherapy in six years.
She will cycle from San Francisco to New York in 63 days. Riding with her will be Martyn Hollingworth, 40, a documentary film maker from Huddersfield, and Ryan Bowd, 27, a lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Jane, from Rothwell, near Leeds, hopes to double her charity fundraising to £2m.
She sets off from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge on Thursday and aims to reach New York on August 31 - the sixth anniversary of the date doctors told her she had cancer.
Jane, who was awarded an honorary degree by Huddersfield University in 2003, said: "I don't know how I will cope with the challenge of the journey.
"It's a long way, but I won't know if I don't set off and try."
Five charities will benefit from the ride.
They are Macmillan Cancer Support, Sparks (Sports Aiding Medical Research for Kids), Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, Martin House Hospice and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.