A DEDICATED midwife who sadly died from a brain tumour will be remembered with a charity cycling challenge.

Nearly £20,000 has been raised for the Brain Tumour Charity after Karyn Bent's death two years ago.

Ride4Karyn will take place on March 17 and see hundreds of riders continue the fundraising efforts in her memory.

Karyn’s wife Deborah said: "Everyone loved Karyn and delighted in the joy and energy she brought to any kind of gathering.

"She always made people happy. Wherever she went laughter and humour would quickly follow.

"A kind word, a gentle touch, she had the gift of kindness and compassion which she gave readily.

"Despite the terrible prognosis, we were able to celebrate both of our birthdays and enjoy Christmas with family and friends.

"We also got married, a small celebration followed by a wonderful couple of days in Cornwall with our dog, Prudence."

In 2014 Karyn went to the doctors thinking she was having migraines.

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A scan revealed that the 44 year-old was actually suffering from an aggressive glioblastoma, a common and cancerous type of tumour.

Karyn, who lived in Burghfield Common and worked at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, immediately underwent surgery to de-baulk the tumour and had radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Despite the treatment the tumour grew back and on August 11, 2015, Karyn tragically died.

Geraldine Pipping, The Brain Tumour Charity’s Director of Fundraising, added: “We are immensely grateful to Karyn’s family and friends for raising awareness and funds in the face of their own loss.

“We receive no government funding and rely 100 per cent on voluntary donations.

“Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and people under 40 in the UK and survival rates have not improved significantly over the last 40 years. We need to change that.”

Participants of Ride4Karyn can chose a 12 or 30 mile route and the race will start at finish at the Fox and Hounds Pub in Theale.

As well as the cycle ride, there will also be live music and free parking is available at Theale Lakes Business Park.

Click here to donate to the fundraising page.

Click here to buy tickets for the event.