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, 3 May 2011

Red Pump Auction Update

Martina at the Red Pump, Bashall Eaves - a great award-winning country pub and restaurant near Clitheroe - has offered a free Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for two people, which will be won by whoever promises to donate the most to Cancer Research UK by 5.00 on Sunday 8th May.

To date I have received EIGHT bids, and here they are - you'll know who you are if you are the bidder (though if you want to bid against yourself that's fine with me!!) - £20 (come on!), £50, £60, £60, £100, £140, £142, £162.

Thank you to the bidders, and if you haven't had a go yet, you know where you need to be. Martina says the more you bid, the more you'll get!  Don't forget, YOU WON'T PAY A PENNY unless you are the winner - now get bidding and good luck!!  Oops! You need to know what to do - send me an email at bill.honeywell@gmail.com with your bid - thank you!

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