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.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Clitheroe Bike Club

Another local club is making a great effort to support my ride and Cancer Research UK - this time, most appropriately, it's Clitheroe Bike Club, a new and quickly growing group of cycle enthusiasts who meet every other Wednesday night at Clitheroe Rugby Club.

They had a good turnout for their recent combined Film and Curry Evening, raising £222 in the process, which they decided to donate to Cancer Research UK  via my Big Cycle Challenge and website.

Here I am (on the right) receiving the money from club chairman Richard Paige.  You can see the donation on the CRUK My Projects page at http://tinyurl.com/cancerbikeman and Clitheroe Bike Club has its own website at http://www.clitheroebikeclub.co.uk/.  Thank you to all concerned!

Now I'm off to try and make some inroads into the 1,001 jobs still to do before next Tuesday's big send-off!


  1. Matt khan-dyer8 May 2011 at 13:28

    Hi Bill. Just thought that I would send a message of support. Wish I could be there to wave you off. I have only one bit of advice.... Don't hit any low bridges or car park barriers. Now following you on twitter so hope for some good stuff

  2. Thanks Matt. Don't worry about low bridges etc - I'll have my helmet on!