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.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Here We Are In Glasgow

Just back from Harry Ramsdens restaurant which is right next to the Paisley Road Travelodge where Richard and I are spending our first night.

For a while there I thought things were going to be rather more intimate than expected, as the Travelodge wanted to put us in a double bed. But with a bit of persuasion they found us a sort of twin - a room with a sofa bed. Then we had to ask for towels as the room had none. Just a few niggles sent to try us I guess.

The cycle from home to Preston station was easy with a strong tailwind. I couldn't get the Fast Ticket machine to give me mike bike reservation tickets, but the train manager wasn't worried, which was a relief.

Anthony Clarke, one of the JogLe Relay team, met us at the station for a coffee - we'd already bumped into three Skipton cyclists training for LeJog as we started off from Waddington.

So now we've eaten I think we'll turn in early for a good night's sleep before returning to Glasgow Central in the morning, to get the train to Wemyss Bay and ferry to our first island - Bute, here we come!

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