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.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

My Cycle to Walk Scheme

Today was the monthly 41 Club walk and 15 members from Clitheroe and Aldridge in the Midlands met at Holcombe, north of Bury, for a 7 mile moorland walk which included Peel Tower.

It's about 21 miles from my home to Holcombe so I thought the best thing would be to cycle there and back.  The weather was fabulous, as were the start and finish of the cycle route - but the bit in the middle, through Accrington and Haslingden, were fairly busy with traffic.  I'm not sure how urban cyclists manage - I don't mind the traffic per se but some of the lorry fumes are definitely not pleasant!

I just had to stop and take a picture of this signboard outside a pub near Helmshore.  There's obviously plenty going on on Easter Sundy - well, I suppose that's how it's pronounced, so why not!!?

By the way, I've now got two bids in for the meal at the Parker's Arms, Newton (what meal? where have you been? - see the previous post) - and it will go, because both bids are reasonable. I'll tell you how much has been bid tomorrow evening and give you a final chance to bid before the closing date on Friday.

Finally thanks to Paul Sanders for his help in sorting out a bike-mounted SatNav to help with the complications of the Round Britain route - it's much appreciated.

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