Husband gears up for cycle in memory of wife

Mike Honey (front row, third from right) and Ruth White (front row, fourth from right), along with the rest of the Doncaster Cycle Trust team taking on the challenge.

Mike Honey (front row, third from right) and Ruth White (front row, fourth from right), along with the rest of the Doncaster Cycle Trust team taking on the challenge.

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A HUSBAND is set to take on an epic cycling challenge in memory of his wife who died following a long battle with cancer.

Mike Honey, from Lakeside, will be joined by 19 others to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for the hospital where his wife Denise was treated.

The group will embark on the 300-mile journey over four days at the end of June and they are hoping to raise more than £10,000 for Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Mike, 52, who works at Henderson Insurance Brokers, said: “We started to plan the bike ride in September last year and we wanted Denise to meet us under the Eiffel Tower at the end of our journey.

“But then her condition worsened and we knew we would be unable to take her. “After she passed away we decided to do it in her memory to raise money for a cause that became so important to her.”

Denise, was 52 when she died in February. She was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago and underwent a mastectomy at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, before starting 18 months of chemotherapy.

Family friend Ruth White, 49, who has formed the Doncaster Cycle Trust, said: “Denise was an amazing woman.”

To sponsor the Doncaster Cycle Trust team log onto their JustGiving page Doncaster Cycle Trust