THE funeral of cycling cartoonist Johnny Helms, who died last week aged 85, will be on Friday, November 13,  at 9.45am, at St Lukes Church, Farnworth, Widnes, Cheshire.
A service at Widnes Crematorium will follow.
Helms’ well-loved cartoons were illustrated in Cycling Weekly for over 63 years,  a record breaking run unequalled in IPC Media, and most likely in British publishing history.
He overtook cycling illustrator Frank Patterson’s 58-year record in 2004, an achievement Helms was extremely proud of.
An obituary is published in Thursday’s issue of Cycling Weekly.