100km ride to mark five years free from cancer
PUBLISHED: 08:01 12 June 2015
AS IF beating cancer wasn’t enough, one woman has spent the night cycling through central London to celebrate being all clear for five years.
Nicki Bobbette, aged 38, who lives in St Georges with her husband Martin, aged 45, and two sons, Oliver and Alfie, aged 11 and six respectively, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2009 after going to a routine smear test.
Nicki said: “I had a hysterectomy followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
“My youngest son was only six months old at the time and so I was just thinking he might never know me.
“I had an early diagnosis but my treatment was still drastic in a way that if I hadn’t had children, I would not have been able to. I was lucky at the timing of it.
“I would tell anyone to get a smear test. If I hadn’t had mine I might not be here. It’s a couple of minutes and it might not be very nice but it might save your life.”
Now Nicki has raised £550 for Jo’s Trust, a cancer which supports women who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer, by riding 100km through London in the dead of night.
Nicki said: “I wanted to do it because I just had five years clear from cancer and I wanted to do something and look at myself and say I beat cancer.
“It was really since my discharge that I found Jo’s Trust an invaluable support.
“Although I effectively have an all clear from cancer there are various side effects, mainly IBS and the menopause.
“The wealth of information on their website is fantastic.”
To donate to Nicki’s cause visit www.justgiving.com/nickibobbette