A CYSTIC fibrosis sufferer refused to let her condition get in the way of completing a 150-mile bike ride with family and friends.

Jessica Spoor from Stocksfield was born with cystic fibrosis but after her health recently worsened, she now has to receive regular assessments at the Freeman Hospital.

Eventually she will require a double lung transplant, but currently, as her lung function is above 30 per cent, it is considered slightly too good for her to be added to the waiting list.

However, after hearing that her brother, Jack (28), and his workmates at Robson Laidler accountants in Newcastle were doing the coast to coast cycle from Whitehaven to Tynemouth in support of the Freeman Heart & Lung Transplant Association – which they had chosen as their charity for the year – she decided to put her own team forward.

Along with four friends, 30-year-old Jessica completed the coast to coast cycle alongside Jack and his workmates at the weekend, with her own team raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Care.

Jessica now lives in Leeds, but she travelled back home before beginning the challenge at Whitehaven on Friday.

The teams then cycled 150 miles over three days and finished in Tynemouth on Sunday.

“I did it on an electric bike and I used oxygen because I use oxygen for exercise, but it was still quite demanding,” she said.

“The weather was quite bad and at one point I turned blue because it was so cold.

“It was really good to get to the end. We had a large party waiting for us.”

Jessica has so far managed to raise £6,600 for Cystic Fibrosis Care, while Jack and his workmates have raised £3,500 for the Freeman Heart & Lung Transplant Association.

Anyone who would like to support Jessica’s cause can do so online at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jess-spoor