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

Donations - a kind of apology...

More and more donations are coming in to Cancer Research UK, which is GREAT! - and thank you to everyone who is being so generous.  If you use JustGiving I think it has the advantage of being easy to use, familiar, you receive a 'thank you' email from me, and from my point of view, I know exactly who has donated.  However, JustGiving do take a percentage of the donation because they have to cover their costs and make a profit.

The Cancer Research UK site isn't quite as easy or familiar, but there is no 'commission', so more of your money goes direct to the charity.  The other problem is that there is no facility for me to send you a message of appreciation, and if you don't leave your full details I won't know who you are unless I get lucky with my guess!  So if you donate this way, you know that every penny of your money is going to a good cause, but please don't think I'm being ignorant if you don't receive a thank you email from me - I can't help it!

Whichever way you choose, please keep those donations coming - they are ALL equally appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. Matt khan-dyer7 May 2011 at 07:04

    Really wish you the best of luck on your journey. Watch out for low bridges and barriers over car parks. I will make sure that i follow your blog when you set off and be a regular poster on your comment section.
    Ps who is the fat man in the club body warmer ha ha. Picture came out well.