Carolyn Frank

Tour de Walkshire 2021

My Activity Tracking


My target 100 mi

I’m taking part in Tour De Walkshire

Every week in Yorkshire nearly 600 people are told they have cancer. Yorkshire Cancer Research is an independent cancer charity funding pioneering research to prevent, diagnose and treat this condition.

This May they’ve teamed up with Welcome to Yorkshire for Tour de Walkshire. I’ve chosen my distance and will be walking to raise money for this vital cause. Please support my efforts and help more people in Yorkshire survive cancer.

My Achievements

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£150 raised

£250 raised

£550 raised

£1000 raised

£1500 raised

Fundraising target achieved!

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23 miles complete

45 miles complete

100 miles distance

450 miles distance

Half way there

Challenge complete

My Updates

DISASTER and disappointment

Thursday 27th May
Disappointingly I have had a nasty fall on the pavement on my way to a meeting this Tuesday and have injured myself.  I am in a lot of pain from bruising in my arm and shoulder and need to rest. This means I probably won’t reach my target during May, despite being on track to achieve it before my accident.  I’m so disappointed and feel really bad to now be falling behind on the miles, but I will have to wait to recover and then complete the challenge as soon as I’m well enough to get some miles in again. 

3/4 completed

Sunday 23rd May
After a few difficult days due to rain and feeling a bit under the weather myself, meaning a few 1 miles and 2 miles here and there last week we’ve cracked on this weekend with some lovely longer walks and I am now at 75 miles out of my 100 target.

Fresh air is a wonderful tonic and I really appreciate our beautiful local area every time I walk. 

Today was a slow Sunday stroll just under 5 miles through the bluebell woods with just bird song for company. Smashing! 

Beautiful Bilsdale

Sunday 9th May

First day

Saturday 1st May
Kicked off our 100 miles target with a favourite walk today, up Ashdale, down Beckdale 6.4 miles round route from the doorstep in Helmsley.  MapMyFitness is linked up and working and noted our steady pace! 


Saturday 17th Apr
Wow! I’m so inspired by everyone’s generosity, such amazing support for Yorkshire Cancer research.  Donations to date will already fund something like a mobile CT scan. Early detection is critical to saving lives.  I’m so excited that a small challenge like this can generate funds and thank everyone for your help.  I’ve increased my personal fundraising goal, which is super exciting.  

Tour de Walkshire 2021

Sunday 11th Apr
Both my parents have had life saving treatment for cancer in recent years. Dad was saved by an early diagnosis of bladder cancer and Mums breast cancer was picked up in a routine mammogram. The rapid and effective treatments they both received were amazing. Other family members and friends have lost loved ones to cancer and it affects everyone in some way. Yorkshire Cancer research is a fantastic charity helping fight this devastating disease. 
I’m looking forward to walking every day in May as I have not been able to get out and exercise as much as I wanted to in 2020.  My dog Lady will be my walking partner and we hope that you can spare some sponsorship for our little challenge. 

Thank you to my Sponsors


David Dickson

Well done Carolyn , as a survivor of BC l know this makes a difference



Well done Carolyn . A fantastic thing to do XXXXX


Andy Fawbert


Sue J

Full of admiration for your goal and commitment.


Stuart & Hazel Thompson


Phil Hopkinson

Good luck with your walk, a wonderful cause.


Gill & Andy

Good luck with raising money for such a great cause.


Viv Webster

Well done Carolyn for taking part 😀


Stef Morrison

Well done Carolyn 👍


Jane Coope

Go you!




Lynne Featherstone


Justine Forrest


Anne Wilson


Jane Windress

Walking nourishes the body and soul.