I'm a double cancer survivor, cyclist and walker who does various challenges for different charities, mainly cancer-related.

My latest trip was a three-week tour of Tasmania in February 2015; amongst other things, I've cycled from Land's End to John o'Groats (2003), Rotterdam to Lemvig (Denmark) (2005), walked the Pennine Way (2008) completed the ascent of all 214 'Wainwrights' in the Lake District in only 55 days (2009), cycled 4,500 miles around the coast of Great Britain (2011), cycled all 42 of the accessible Western Isles of Scotland in under a month (2012), twice abseiled 230 ft from the top of The Big One in Blackpool, cycled the WWI Western Front from London to Compiegne via Ypres and Arras (2014) and cycled 750 miles in the Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton (2014).

Altogether I've raised over £70,000 for my charities including The Christie, Cancer Research UK, the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, and ABF (The Soldiers' Charity) and I was mightily chuffed to receive the British Empire Medal in the 2014 New Year's Honours List.

I'm a Rotarian and give illustrated talks about my adventures in exchange for a donation to charity, so if you're looking for a speaker leave me a message. I am also Event Organiser for the Ribble Valley Ride Cycle Sportive, to be held this year on Sunday 14 June 2015 - more details at www.ribblevalleyride.org

You can also follow me on Twitter - @CancerBikeMan and on Facebook - just search for Bill Honeywell

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research, whilst The Rosemere does fantastic work for patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Friday, 18 March 2011

More Good News!

It’s really heartening when people rally round for a good cause like Cancer Research UK. Today the Caravan Club promised us free overnight stops at all their sites. This generous offer makes a huge difference to the cost of the challenge and is also a great boost for morale!

I’m off training again this afternoon – now that the weather is getting a bit warmer I’m mixing longer rides (62 miles last Sunday in the Yorkshire Dales – no, make that 100 km, it sounds better) with shorter, more explosive training rides nearer home. I was trying to work out why my right thigh was a lot bigger than my left thigh, when I realised that my left calf is bigger than the right one. Well at least that balances everything up a bit. I’m going to stop looking, it only worries me!

1 comment:

  1. Excellent news about the Caravan Club!

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