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.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Big Brother meets CancerBikeMan

My good friend and neighbour Bob Wilkinson works for a company called Fleetsmart.  According to the web site,

"Fleetsmart is more than just a tracking system! Combining the very best in fleet management, cost saving and vehicle tracking in one simple to use web application. Available anywhere, at any time, from any device in any country. All this and more makes it the most user friendly real-time tracking system you’ll ever use."

So what has this got to do with my Round the Coast bike ride I hear you ask? Well, read on...

Fleetsmart have provided me with a tracking device which enables anyone - including YOU - to follow my progress in real time, or check at any time on where I've been, etc.  I haven't had much time to try it out but you are very welcome to!  Here are the details.  To follow my progress, follow this link:


And when prompted type in the user name - Honeywell1  and password   - Honeywell1

That's all you do.  Let me know what you think!


  1. Hope the first day went well.

    Fleetsmart: The name and password appear to be case sensitive, but it looks good to me, Bill!

    I needed to zoom out, as the initial view was a bit close: all i could see was what appeared to be a bike in the middle of a field! But 6 to 8 clicks were enough to see where you are.

    Very impressive! I'll be following. :)

  2. Thanks for that Bill and yes Simon, the username and passwords are case-sensitive. If you click on the coloured bar on the right hand side of the screen underneath "Bike!", another window will pop up on the left showing that day's journeys. Select "Show All" and that day's progress will be plotted on the map. Hope this helps!

  3. PDG Bob Wright10 May 2011 at 21:06

    Glad to see you made it safely through the horror that is Blackpool at the moment and that you didn't suffer too long a delay at the Knott End ferry! Good job you had the wind with you too!

    All the best for the rest!

  4. matt Khan-Dyer11 May 2011 at 12:34

    Is the little car icon supposed to move in real time because it seemed to stay in out side the caravan park for over an hour. I have now checked at lunch and its moved but seems to have frozen to that spot. The window at the top says 14mph (good going Bill)