Big-hearted bikers rally round for Kim

Kim Rennie with the bike that's been re-assembled by Cupar and District Bikers
Kim Rennie with the bike that's been re-assembled by Cupar and District Bikers

A GROUP of north east Fife bikers has rallied round to help a cancer sufferer rediscover the joys of the open road.

Kim Rennie’s beloved Honda Hornet 600 had been dismantled and was lying in bits in her garage when she and her partner split last year, and she was left alone to cope with her devastating diagnosis.

She underwent 11 biopsies, 14 hours of surgery and six months of chemotherapy - losing her cascading curls in the process - and now faces another major operation.

The mum of four admits that she hit an all-time low - but thanks to the big-hearted members of Cupar and District Bikers, she’s been given a new lease of life.

Working in biker Alan White’s workshop in Cupar, the group not only put the bike back together, but also re-painted it and put it through its MoT test so that it was ready for the road.

Now Kim is hoping to join them on their regular fund-raising rallies to help charities such as Maggies, a cause close to her heart.

“Bikers can often be misunderstood because of their image, but, in fact ,they do so much good in the local community,” said Kim (48).

“I don’t know how I can ever thank them enough for what they’ve done for me.

“I was at such a low ebb. My relationship had broken up, I’d been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer and I lost my hair, which was my pride and joy.

“The Cupar and District bikers have made life worthwhile again.”

Kim, who lives in Tayport, was diagnosed with breast cancer last September after noticing a lump and becoming breathless.

She’ll undergo further surgery in December once she’s finished a course of intravenous herceptin.

“This is the hardest fight of my life, but I’m going to get through it,” she said.