Event of the Year 2020

Valen-See-Ya Soon! (Arrived)

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Updates

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 5:07 p.m. - Team 30 have finally arrived! Here goes our Oscar winners speech. There are loads of people we would like to thank. First up, everyone who has followed our crazy adventure and donated to the great charities that the Race2 supports. Next, we would like to thank everyone who helps make Race2 happen. It must be so stressful at times but we would never have hitchhiked without the support of this event and the team! Lastly, we would like to thanks everyone that helped us on our journey! There is an amazing amount of kindness out in there and we appreciate every lift and the smiles and thumbs up from drivers passing by. Thank you all once again! Our journey has been absolutely fantastic and this is Team 30 signing off and heading to the pub for a mojito and a large vodka! See you in 2021 - Team 30 for the win!
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 4:10 p.m. - Team 30 left Barcelona and enjoying the reclining seats on the train. Blue skies here!
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 2:42 p.m. - Team 30 arrived in Barcalona. It's around 20 degrees and we're dressed for a winter hike! Such a difference compared to the awful weather and devestation by the storm. And you go on a journey way into the land And you start breaking down 'Cos you're under the strain And you jump on a fast train
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 11:02 a.m. - Team 30 On the bus to Barcelona. Valencia, see ya soon!
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 10:11 a.m. - Team 30 Due to lack of options we are waiting on bus to Barcelona. Gutted to not hitch all the way but not many cars on the road, trains cancelled etc. The long and winding road, you left me standing, a long, long time ago!
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 8:58 a.m. - Team 30 In back of a transit van travelling into Perpignan
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 8:16 p.m. - Team 30 have had to give up for tonight and are now safely in a hotel in Boulou with the possibility of a lift south tomorrow morning
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:49 p.m. - Team 30 Making very slow progress in the storm but we are safe and warm
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:45 p.m. - Team 30 Lift to Boulou
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 1:52 p.m. - Team 30 dropped off just outside Perpignan
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 12:34 p.m. - Team 30 Leaving Narbonne The time's real short and the distance is long, we'd like to have a jet but it's not in the song!
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 10:15 a.m. - Merci beaucoup to Bridgitte and Alain for getting us to Narbonne
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 8:55 a.m. - Team 30 the wonderful Brigitte and Alain are now taking us to Narbonne in the same vehicle. Yes, it's a good day for singing a song And it's a good day for moving along
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 8:54 a.m. - The wonderful Brigitte and Alain are now taking us to Narbonne in the same vehicle. Merci beaucoup! Yes, it's a good day for singing a song And it's a good day for moving along
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 6:59 a.m. - Team 30 heading to Toulouse
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 3:53 a.m. - Team 30 awake. It's a beautiful day Don't let it get away It's a beautiful day
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 11:23 p.m. - Team 30 says Sleep is for losers!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 10:44 p.m. - Team 30 think we're at these services for the night. So quiet, hoping for a lock in!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 9:20 p.m. - Team 30 Just arrived in Bordeaux thanks to Francois
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 9:10 p.m. - Team 30 picked up in car heading to Bordeaux. Only one of us managed a shower before we got our lift!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 7:09 p.m. - Team 30 dropped off at Aire du Fenioux Ouest by the Bo and Daisy Duke. Remember to get that fancy new car horn! Thank so much you for the lift and the blether. Hope your future plans go well
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:56 p.m. - delighted to be picked by Mary and David heading in the direction of Saintes. Having a great time chatting in their car
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:11 p.m. - dropped off at Aires de repos de Poitiers la Rochelle. Hopeful for a quicker lift than earlier today!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 2:54 p.m. - Team 30 same vehicle
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 2:53 p.m. - Team 30 stopped for food in Tours but now onwards to Poitiers. And I can't wait to get on the road again On the road again Goin' places that I've never been Seein' things that I may never see again
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 12:13 p.m. - Team 30 finally moving again thanks to the awesome Thierry! Heading to Tours. (Because I'm happy) Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 8:44 a.m. - Team 30 still at Shell-Blois-Villerbon Roux services. Had a lovely breakfast. Still looking for a lift. 'Cause I'm the king of wishful thinking I am the king of wishful thinking
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 5:44 a.m. - dropped off at Shell-Blois-Villerbon Roux. Thanks to Michael for the lift. It was much appreciated but that was an epic delay!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:55 a.m. - Team 30 are off the motorway and onto a diversion on a proper road. Don't stop movin', can you feel the music? (Police've) got us going around, 'round
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:49 a.m. - have moved a couple of miles after being directed by the gendarmerie to go back along the hard shoulder. Awaiting further directions. I know it's not much, But it's okay. We'll keep on movin' on anyway
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 1:24 a.m. - Team 30 still in the same car and still stuck in the traffic jam. Road still closed
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11:27 p.m. - Team 30 still in same vehicle but stuck in traffic on the A10 south
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10:41 p.m. - Team 30 Just got a lift to Tours from a lovely Air France pilot just finished his work. Up, up and away!
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9:02 p.m. - Team 30 at Aire de Limours on A10 south of Versailles. Thank you Eric - these services are indeed the best in France! (They're) simply the best Better than all the rest
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 8:59 p.m. - Team 30 getting a short lift to better services in car. Thanks to Eric
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 8:32 p.m. - Team 30 Dropped off at services in Orsay. Thumbs out!
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 7:37 p.m. - Team 30 picked up already (yaaas!). Go, go, go Figure it out, figure it out, but don't stop moving
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 6:46 p.m. - Team 30 dropped off by the lovely Bernard at services Aire du Vemar Ouest North of Paris. Remembering lots of high school French! And I heard that old jukebox a playin' a song about a truck drivin' man
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 4:29 p.m. - Team 30 In a lorry heading towards Paris
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 3:25 p.m. - Team 30 in a McDonald's. Again! Thanks to Abdul for the lift from Dover and the great chat! Slow going today When the going gets tough The tough get going
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 1:07 p.m. - Team 30 heading to Lille
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12:54 p.m. - Team 30 Europe sign on - arrived in Calais
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11:06 a.m. - UK sign off
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11 a.m. - Team 30 have left Dover and heading to Calais. We are sailing, we are sailing Home again 'Cross the sea
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9:51 a.m. - Picked up at Dover heading onto ferry sailing at 11am
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 8:44 a.m. - Still in Dover at the side of a road. Just a little patience, yeah Some more patience, yeah
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 5:46 a.m. - Team 30 awake in Dover - just! I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12:20 a.m. - Team 30 had no luck with the ferry tonight so calling it a night. In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:09 p.m. - Team 30 got an epic ride from Reading to Dover with Barry and Shanta. Thank you so much! Send me on my way (on my way) Send me on my way (on my way)
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:40 p.m. - Team 30 - In a car heading east
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:20 p.m. - Team 30 - Reading services
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:05 p.m. - Team 30 Heading east to Reading
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 6:05 p.m. - Team 30 dropped off at Chieveley services outside Newbury
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 3:52 p.m. - We're heading down M40 towards Oxford
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 3:50 p.m. - Team 30 picked up by a lovely lady Make way for Noddy (NODDY!) He toots his horn to say, beep, beep, beep
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 2:13 p.m. - At Stafford Services Thanks to Nick and Shannon for the lift
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 12:59 p.m. - Team 30 on the move again towards Birmingham
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 12:53 p.m. - Dropped off at Charnock Richards. I like driving in my car. Still in high spirits!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11:40 a.m. - Team 30 picked up by a lovely couple and their cute dog in a campervan heading south down M6. Happy days!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:58 a.m. - Killington Services, Shout out to Charlotte and Horace for the lift and the great blether
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 9:03 a.m. - Team 30 heading down M74
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 9:02 a.m. - Team 30 picked up in car. Don't stop us now, we're having such a good time we're having a ball
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 8:21 a.m. - Team 30 In car to Hamilton services
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:13 a.m. - Team 30 Oh this year we're off to sunny Spain Y Viva Espana 😁