A GROUP of people are cycling 254 miles in memory of an "absolute warrior".

Jayne Fallas, who lived in Sully, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 and overcame it.

Tragically, it returned four years later, and she died on December 6, 2021.

“Our mum was a kind, caring, warm person whose smile lit up every room she entered,” said her son Michael Fallas.

“She was a devoted mother, wife, and friend to all who met her.

“When she beat the disease [in 2017] we saw a level of strength, determination, courage and bravery which made us see our mum in a completely different light.

 “She was an absolute warrior; we cannot put into words how proud of her we are.”

When the cancer returned, and she died, her family was devastated.

“We decided to celebrate her life and raise money in her name,” said Mr Fallas.

“We hope to carry on her legacy and ensure that this money will help and support individuals and their families with a similar story to ours.”

Mr Fallas, joined by 21 other people – whose ages range from 22 to 61 – will cycle 245 miles from Holyhead to Penarth in memory of Jayne.

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The challenge will raise money for Cancer Research Wales.

Originally, the group aimed to raise £5,000 but they have already raised more than £10,000, with Admiral agreeing to match the amount they raise.

The finish line – which the group will cross at 1pm on Sunday, July 31 – will be at St Cyres School in Penarth.

A celebratory event – which all are welcome to attend - will be hosted with food, drinks, raffles, bouncy castles, and more.

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“The finish line will be at St Cyres School in Penarth,” said Mr Fallas.

 “We hope to see as many of you there as possible! Thank you so much for your support!

“We have more charity events planned for the future as we want to do our mum proud and help as much as we can.”

People can donate online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RideforJayne