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, 19 April 2011


Stosie Madi runs the very excellent Parker’s Arms in the lovely village of Newton-in-Bowland, near Clitheroe. She has offered a FREE three-course meal for two people – including a bottle of house wine.

All you have to do is promise to donate to my Cancer Research UK charity. 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 Friday 22 April, and I will then notify the winner, and post details on the blog. If you wish to remain anonymous say so in your initial email.

I’ll use the comments thread to tell people how much the highest bid is from time to time so you can have a chance to increase your bid if you want.

To give you an idea of the amount of competition, about 60 - 100 people a day visit this site – so your chances of winning are about 250,000 GREATER than winning the lottery! Go for it, have a nice meal and help Cancer Research UK!!

1 comment:

  1. One bid received by Tues evening - still plenty of time to put your bid in!