Jan. 20, 2019, 6:49 a.m. - Team 34
Arrived in George Square and making a plan right now!
Jan. 20, 2019, 8:39 a.m. - Team 34
We are currently in a car headed to Abbington Station! We are feeling amazing and have never been so happy to be in a car!! :)
Jan. 20, 2019, 11:09 a.m. - Team 34
Still in Abington it would appear... Constant rejection is tough to take but we're high in spirits, and hoping our special someone will come and swoop us down south.
Jan. 20, 2019, 11:42 a.m. - Team 34
Leaving Abington! The most generous and amazing family picked us up and are bringing us to a service station in Carlisle. Optimism restored!
Jan. 20, 2019, 12:46 p.m. - Team 34
Ended up in Gretna because it worked out more. We're cold but we're also on fire!!! Whoop Whoop!!
Jan. 20, 2019, 1:05 p.m. - Team 34
Have found a brilliant man who has offered to give us a ride all the way to STANSTED! He's an absolute legend!! Off we go
Jan. 20, 2019, 3:57 p.m. - Team 34
Still travelling toward Stansted, having great chats and catching up on sleep missed the night prior. We're calm but our energy is internally high and our hopes for this race even higher!
Jan. 20, 2019, 5:14 p.m. - Team 34
Arrived at Cambridge services, looking round for another ride!
Jan. 20, 2019, 8:31 p.m. - Team 34
Headed South with a very sweet woman who enjoys to snack on fruit whilst driving.
Jan. 20, 2019, 9:08 p.m. - Team 34
Arrived in Thurrock Lakeside services! Tired but hopeful to get a ride to Maidstone somehow!!
Jan. 20, 2019, 10:22 p.m. - Team 34
Have given up for the night! Sleeping!
Jan. 21, 2019, 5:43 a.m. - Team 34
Jan. 21, 2019, 7:11 a.m. - Team 34
Morale is low. It's been frosty outside, not just temperature wise, but in people's willingness to give us a ride. The three of us have moved from strategic smiling to look appealing for rides, to looking pitiful and in need of help.
So far, we have 7 toes left (cumulative), 6 layers on, 5 minutes left before we burst into tears, 4 station workers who feel bad for us, 3 bad makeshift signs, 2 coffees, and 1 ounce of dignity left
Jan. 21, 2019, 8:13 a.m. - Team 34
No tears left to cry! Headed down the M20 with a lovely lady!
Jan. 21, 2019, 8:59 a.m. - Team 34
arrived at Maidstone! motivated and pumped
Jan. 21, 2019, 11:28 a.m. - Team 34
Got a ride to Calais with a Dutch woman and her daughter!
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:32 p.m. - Team 34
Arrived in a service station near Tournai Belgium. We are determined and ready to get another ride.
Jan. 21, 2019, 4:27 p.m. - Team 34
Got a lift from two very wonderful ladies towards Mons. They're both super interesting and insanely kind.
Jan. 21, 2019, 5:56 p.m. - Team 34
Now in a service station near Mons!
Jan. 21, 2019, 7:08 p.m. - Team 34 Have gotten a ride headed down the E42 in Belgium.
Jan. 21, 2019, 7:38 p.m. - Team 34
Ended up in a service station off the E42 next to Rue du Château
Jan. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m. - Team 34
We've got a ride headed toward Aachen!
Jan. 21, 2019, 10:06 p.m. - Team 34
Ended up in a service station next to Herberath! Looking for our next ride.
Jan. 22, 2019, midnight - Team 34 is going to sleep!! (if you can call it that) because the flow of traffic is more dead than Jonathan's first batch of neon tetra. Sad, but true. He said that they bought a massive tank for them because they couldn't really see the fish they had in their pond. So they thought, start small! Start with neon tetras! The neon tetra is a little blue/purpley which is quite small but strong and mighty for its size. However the filter they had was stronger and mightier than the brave soldiers. So a day or so after they bought them, they found them all with their heads sticking out of the filter. He was sad, but has since made an almost full recovery. Anyways, that's all. We're half napping now.
Jan. 22, 2019, 2:51 a.m. - Team 34
Awake! But never slept. All three of us stayed awake in the service station. The highlight? A facetime call with our amazing friend David. David, thank you. You are appreciated.
Jan. 22, 2019, 2:56 a.m. - Team 34
Taking a brisk walk to the local train station!
Jan. 22, 2019, 5:06 a.m. - Team 34
When we went to Mons, two amazing women (named Kelly and Tony) offered to buy us train tickets. Sadly, the trains were done for the day by the time we all got to the station. The women were kind enough to tell us that we should keep the money for a later train and that would be their way of buying our tickets. Thanks to them, we're heading to Köln! We adore you guys!
Jan. 22, 2019, 6 a.m. - Team 34
The tickets bought for us are taking us even further. We cannot believe how lucky we are! BONN Voyage!! (thank you again Kelly and Tony, you absolute legends of individuals)
Jan. 22, 2019, 7:29 a.m. - Team 34
We are headed from Bonn to MUNICH!!!!!! An ENORMOUS thank you to Arne for buying us tickets. You are our hero!
Jan. 22, 2019, 11:36 a.m. - Team 34
Still on our way over, all of us are extremely excited to get to Munich! (we have also all taken various naps thus far)
Jan. 22, 2019, 12:36 p.m. - Team 34
We would like to give a big thank you to the people who gave us lifts, particularly those interested enough to ask for this link/want to stay updated! Thank you Ben, Duncan, Claire and Oliver and their Parents, Holly, Bridget and Theresa, Kelly and Tony, Arne, you are all the absolute best!!