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

In 2016 I climbed every single 'Birkett' in the Lake District - all 542 fells over 1,000' within the National Park, including all 214 Wainwrights. I've also done a three-week cycle tour of Tasmania in February 2015 and 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 (my first) 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), cycled 750 miles in the Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton (2014), done a bit of sky-diving and cycled Australia's Great Ocean Road - just before lockdown in 2020.

Altogether I've raised over £120,000 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 5 September 2021 - 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.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Come On, Spoil Yourself!!

Another generous offer! Martina Myerscough from the award-winning Michelin Guide-listed Red Pump Inn at Bashall Eaves is offering DINNER FOR TWO AND a night’s B&B to the winners of the next auction!

The Red Pump is a chilled out cosy country pub and restaurant, “three miles from Clitheroe and a million miles from hectic”. Have a look at http://www.theredpumpinn.co.uk/ – they’re on Facebook and Twitter and have a cracking blog too. The offer is worth at least £120 and as Martina says, “The more you bid, the more we’ll throw in!”.

All you have to do is promise to make a donation to Cancer Research UK. This is how it will work – send an email to bill.honeywell@gmail.com with your name and the amount you are ‘bidding’. Bids will close at 5.00 pm on Sunday 8th May, and we will then notify the winner, and post details on the blog. If you wish to remain anonymous say so in your initial email. If you win, you make the donation and the prize is yours.

I’ll up-date the blog from time to time with how bids are going.

Thanks to the generosity of the Red Pump Inn you can have a superb break AND make a difference in the fight against cancer at the same time. Please be generous and good luck!

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