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.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Cancer Research UK

Finally today, can I thank all the people who have donated so generously up to now - your money will help much-needed research and will save people's lives in the future.  The fact that you are donating is one of the things that have kept me going during the absolutely 'orrible weather of the last few weeks.

The total amount donated or pledged is now approaching a fantastic £7,000 - over a third of my £20,000 target, with less than a third of the ride completed - so I hope this is a good sign.  If you haven't already donated, please consider doing so by visiting either http://tinyurl.com/cancerbikeman or http://www.justgiving.com/Bill-Honeywell.

That's it for now, I'm going to have an early night with a good book before starting it all again tomorrow.  Thanks for reading!  Bill.

PS There are also a lot of generous people on Twitter. If you are a Tweeter, please 'follow' me, and if you are already following, please put out a shout to all your followers to do likewise.  As they say down at the corner shop, "Every Little Helps."

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