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.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Your Starter For Ten

Tonight we went to the Derby Arms near Longridge for the second round of the quiz - which is supported by people from as far away as Clitheroe in one direction and Blackpool in the other.

Just to show how generous people are, the proceeds of the raffle were donated to Cancer Research UK via the bike ride, and the team who came second also donated their cash prize, making a total of about £120.

Unfortunately we were also-rans in the quiz, on account of not knowing things like the name of Ebenezer Scrooge's partner (we thought it was Bob Cratchett when it was in fact Jacob Marley) or the date when the first ever city sewer came into service (the 6th Century BC, for goodness' sake!). Never mind, a good night was had by all and hopefully all the quiz-goers will be following progress once the ride starts on 10th May!

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