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.

Monday, 21 March 2011

The Behemoth Cometh...

Today we went to Richard Baldwin Motorhomes to collect our back-up vehicle for the Round Britain’s Coast Challenge.  As I’ve mentioned before, Richard Baldwin have looked after us really well and we are very pleased with the 6-berth Sunlight A-70, which should be big enough to fit cyclist and crew.  Paul Heeley gave us a one-hour lesson on how everything works (most of it forgotten already) and then we had a quick photo-shoot with Gary Morgan handing the vehicle over.


  1. Logistics Manager22 March 2011 at 08:36

    My lawyers will be in touch with you shortly regarding your use of my copyrighted phrase "Behemoth".

  2. Captain Greybeard would no doubt say "It's in the Oxford English Dictionary. You can't copyright it" (Ask Edith Nesbitt - sounds like she lifted the entire Railway Children book from someone else...)

  3. Logistics Manager22 March 2011 at 19:22

    Glad to hear that you are feeling your usual contrary self. Looks like the tablets are working. Hope you feel better soon