Posted by: Huw Thomas | June 6, 2011

Homeward bound

It’s Monday morning and the mainland Europe part of our journey is over. We left Esbjerg in Denmark last night and are now sat on the ferry to Harwich – with almost 9,000 miles on the clock.

Esbjerg - the end of the line in Denmark

That means we’ve just got to ride just over another 1,000 miles to reach our target distance. Thing is, our finish line is in Cornwall and I reckon another thousand miles will only get us to Northern Ireland (if we’re lucky)!

Our last couple of days in Denmark were busy. We had a ShelterBox display outside a supermarket in Ry, appeared on stage at a festival in Billund and joined thousands of runners and walkers to cross the finishing line of a huge sports event in Esbjerg.

L: With members of Ry Rotary Club. R: Billund - sadly no time to play.

My only disappointment was that we didn’t have longer in Billund – it’s the home of Lego, my favourite childhood toy. But thanks to all those hospitable Danes for looking after us so well.

Ahead of us lies the Suffolk and Norfolk coast, then Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Cumbria… etc. The end might be in sight but we’ve got a way to ride yet. Hopefully we can also push our fundraising total even higher over the next couple of months.

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  1. Guys, excellent news and progress – enjoy the home leg! Paddy

    • Yes, after months of dry weather across England, we arrived home to … you guessed it, rain! Cold, grey and terribly British.

      And, of course, the sun did come out. After we’d got to where we’re staying tonight!


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