CHARITY donations and tributes have poured in for a woman from Zeal Monachorum who was killed in South America during an international charity cycle trip. Sharon Bridgman was fatally injured in a collision with a van on April 26 when travelling through Bolivia with her husband Tim on their North 2 North Cycle Tour. The collision took place while crossing the world's largest salt flats — the Uyuni — close to the Bolivian and Chilean border. The couple were raising money for disaster aid charity ShelterBox. The charity released a rare notice of condolence on its website. The notice said that everyone at ShelterBox was 'deeply shocked and saddened' by the news of Mrs Bridgman's death. It said: 'It is beyond sadness that the Bridgmans' great exploit has ended in tragedy, and will never be completed. 'Sharon and Tim had been cycling almost non-stop since June 2012, but intended to break their journey in July this year to return to Britain for a friend's wedding. 'Sharon was the diarist for their travels, recounting their adventures in a blog with insight and good humour. Her cycling stamina hid a painful back condition, but cycling was her passion, and she and Tim used it to raise funds for charities. 'In paying tribute to Sharon, our hearts go out to Tim and to all of Sharon's family and friends at this desperately sad time.' The couple, both members of Okehampton Cycling Club, had been cycling around the world since June 2012. They began in northern Norway and arrived in South Africa on November 19, 2013. They then travelled to Ushuaia in Argentina to start what should have been a long ride to Alaska in the United States. Before the collision in Bolivia, Mr and Mrs Bridgman had travelled without major incident. When the news broke of Mrs Bridgman's death, the couple's fundraising total stood at around £1,200. Within hours, thousands of pounds poured into the fund, and continues to rise. If you would like to make a donation, visit">