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Admiral Sir Ernest Falcon Cronundsen RN

01 May 2001

Local residents turn out in their thousands to farewell Admiral Sir Ernest Falcon Cronundsen RN, at the start of his gallant 1997 attempt to make the first trans-polar crossing of the Antarctic by bicycle. He is accompanied by Worsley - his faithful friend, navigator and stoker on the Bike Friday. Rumours of irreconcilable differences appeared to be confirmed when Worsley successfully reached the other side of the continent without his travelling companion. 15 months later, the Admiral is believed to be still pedalling towards the completion of his epic journey