"I'd like to thank everyone who has helped and supported Robin and me, especially the event stewards, the event team and the amazing staff at Kingston Hospital." Before the race Mr Chard posted on his Just Giving page encouraging people to donate so he could reach a target of £400.
On Saturday he posted on his Facebook page: "I am riding the Prudential 100 for Cancer Research UK tomorrow and I would like to say a huge thank you to all my family, friends and regulars at my local The Nightingale in Bicester for their generous donations, not forgetting Kieran O'Brien Matt Kaprockyj and Jeanette Lee the team who run the pub.
Thank you all for your most generous donations." His sister Andrea Day, 43, said: "We are very touched by the kind messages and donations from everyone on Robin's Just Giving page.
"As you can imagine we are all very shocked and saddened by the news of his passing.
Cherwell district councillor Dan Sames said: "When Rob asked me to sponsor him he was full of enthusiasm for the event and to be able to do something for Cancer Research.
A CHARITY appeal started by a cancer survivor who died during his sponsored cycle has hit £60,000 - more than 150 times his original target.Robin Chard, 48, was raising money for Cancer Research UK by taking part in the Ride London-Surrey 100 challenge on Sunday when he had a cardiac arrest 25 miles in.