Bringing Home the Bacon: Day 1

The Copenhagen Post follows the Farrell family as it cycles over 1,500 kilometres from Copenhagen to northern England in order to raise money to fight epilepsy

July 26th, 2012 3:00 pm| by admin
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On the first day of its journey from Copenhagen to Warrington, Team Farrell, led by Nathaniel (“Tan”), Kevin and Regitze, safely reached destination at Vordingborg, on the southern tip of the island of Zealand.

After departing from the Copenhagen Hilton on Wednesday morning, the Farrell family embarked on a 100 kilometre ride to the southern town.

Sebastian Farrell wrote in his blog that, besides a few punctured tyres and in spite of the scorching heat, the journey went along as planned, with the family calling it a day upon arrival Vordingborg at 5pm.

Today's leg of the journey will be significantly longer, however. Tan and his father, Kevin, were scheduled to ride 182 kilometres separating Vordingborg and the German city of Lübeck.

To do so, the group must cross the island of Lolland from north to south, spanning no less than 60 kilometres, to reach the the port town of Rødby. And this is only a light starter.

Once they cross the Fehmarn Belt – the 18 kilometre straight separating Lolland from the Schleswig-Holstein Lander in Germany – the Farrell cyclists will still have 90 kilometres as a main course.

No doubt the support crew, consisting of brothers Sebastian and Alex, Tan’s girlfriend, Regitze, and Kevin’s girlfriend, Marion, will have much encouraging to do as they accompany their cycling relatives from their white van, dubbed 'Mathilda' – one of Felicity “Fliss” Farrell’s favourite movies, Sebastian wrote in his blog.

“Bringing Home The Bacon” is the Farrell family's plan to cycle its way to northern England in order to raise £10,000 (94,888 kroner) for a charity raising awareness of epilepsy. The project, set up by Nathaniel “Tan” Farrell, was inspired by the tragic death of his younger sister, Felicity, who succumbed to epileptic seizures in 2008. Donations can be made on this link.

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