Bill is nearly halfway to his £20,000 target

Bill Honeywell
Bill Honeywell

KEEPING the wheels of fund-raising turning is Bill Honeywell who has almost raised half his £20,000 target for Cancer Research UK.

The Clitheroe estate agent is now more than seven weeks into his epic cycle ride and has so far raised £9,952.

Throughout his journey, Bill is keeping an online diary or “blog” with daily updates on his adventure. His blog is being enjoyed by all his wellwishers and people that he has met along his journey.

On Day 47 (Tuesday, June 28th), having completed 3,095 miles, he wrote from Dorset: “Today I left behind the busy south-east and entered proper rural Dorset.

“The scenery was rolling fields with the sea in the distance – nice to see lots of green for a change!

“I could see Corfe Castle in the distance, and after the steep descent from Kingston, the village of Corfe Castle soon appeared.

“The next section was great fun, up and down through quiet villages of thatched cottages before a longish climb before turning left to East Lulworth. But at this point I was faced with a big red flag, a locked gate across the road and a sign saying that the road was closed for military training.

“There was nothing for it but to make a big detour around Grange Heath before passing Lulworth Castle and Lulworth Camp, where the semi-automatic gunfire was so-close to the road that I was getting a little worried – I think I was pedalling faster than usual!

“West Lulworth is a very pretty village, and Lulworth Cove is also very attractive – and extremely interesting from a geological point of view, but it’s obviously a big tourist attraction, with visitor centre, shops, and all the other paraphernalia. Still, I had a look at the twisted rock strata before climbing away again.”

l To continue following Bill’s progress, log onto www.billhoneywell.blogspot.com. You can also sponsor him online by logging onto www.justgiving.com/Bill- Honeywell or leave a donation at his estate agency offices at 1 Castlegate, Clitheroe: 79 King Street, Whalley; 13 Queen Street, Great Harwood or The Fountains, Gisburn Road, Barrowford.