Event of the Year 2020

Valencia Choo Choo (Arrived)

Racers

Updates

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 3:28 p.m. - Arrived!
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 3:26 p.m. - Thank you everyone for all the support and sorry we actually did become train squad But all for a good cause Choo choo!
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 3:19 p.m. - Stationary again 😫
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 3:03 p.m. - Just arrived in Valencia!! Hopefully will be there soon unless our bad luck strikes again
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 2:54 p.m. - Did you know that 'peep' is Spanish train for 'choo' Peep peep!
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 12:39 p.m. - On train to Valencia ladies
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 12:36 p.m. - On the second train to Valencia which has just set off
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 12:30 p.m. - In Tortosa
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 10:24 a.m. - Choo choo
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 10:24 a.m. - On train to Valencia with a lil change over at Tortosa
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 8:24 a.m. - Arrived in Barcelona!
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 7:19 a.m. - Team 38 - finally on a bus to Spain and currently stopped at El Moli. The weather is horrendous, a pathetic fallacy for sure...
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 4:55 a.m. - Awake, enroute to station
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 1:14 a.m. - Signing off
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 12:28 a.m. - Hello, at hotel F1
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 9:12 p.m. - Still in Perpignan station. Sat next to some famous lad, also getting night bus to Valencia
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 6:23 p.m. - Do we get an award for being the most incompetent team?
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:42 p.m. - Team 38 - saved by Rory, off to Perpignan bus station to figure out what's next
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 3:16 p.m. - Got a lift from a man in perpignan to the poll station outside Le Boulou
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 2:58 p.m. - Team 38 - got a lift further down south
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 1:53 p.m. - Landed in Perpignan Worst weather so far Bloody south
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 12:12 p.m. - On the second leg now to Perpignan
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 11:18 a.m. - Team 38 - in Montpellier, scranning a big fat McDonald's
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 10:01 a.m. - On the TGV and pure flying. I've never experienced a train thrill like it! Feel like we're on lake Windermere we've got that much pace... With the coffee wearing off its time for a nap, hopefully we won't miss our stop again Choo choo!
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 9:04 a.m. - Blagged a train to Perpignan with a change at Montpelier
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 7:31 a.m. - In valence, bring on the coffee
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 6:37 a.m. - The train bois must've taken pity on us as we were able to get a free train to valence Choo choo!
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 3:45 a.m. - Awake Worse night ever (felt even colder than camping in -4 in Iceland) but ready to conquer the day with a hefty load of coffee beans Bare stoked bruv
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 12:21 a.m. - Walked back to st chlair de Rhône to the train station (of course!) Place is dead so gonna sleep here and try hitch again in the morning
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 11:16 p.m. - Walking to the nearest service station along the D4 south toward the N7 Just left st Clair de rhone
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 10:39 p.m. - Our main man jazzi hooked us up with a bangin lift to Condrieu Mulling the wine in a decision on what to do next
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 9:41 p.m. - In vienne trying to hitch a lift
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 8:47 p.m. - Spoke a train man at a desk in Lyon - he gave us some cheap tickets to Vienne, he wasn't convinced we'd get much luck elsewhere tonight Want to get out of the city centre ASAP - it's now dark so losing maximum daylight so we're gonna take what we can get
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 7:54 p.m. - Yes it has terminated in Lyon and now we are looking for a way out of the city
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 7:34 p.m. - Soooo Sitting on a comfy train (cos trains are awesome!) we all fell asleep and have woken up and missed our stop Pretty sure the train terminated in Lyon but haven't seen a conductor yet so won't be sure until then
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 2:57 p.m. - On the second train now to Dijon, will get there early evening sacrificing Parisian rats for good fortune from the train gods Choo choo!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 12:56 p.m. - In Paris innit
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 9:59 a.m. - We were despairing over the situation in Calais when some English lads offered us a lift to dijon But this morning they bailed. Pretty gutted, even the locals say Calais is hard to hitch out of So sadly paying for a train to dijon in hope of better luck and mustard for our bread. Mind you, for every cloud there is a silver lining - we are now on a fancy French train! And with France holding the record for the fastest recorded train speed, we'll be there in no time! Choo choo!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 9:45 a.m. - Team 38 - on train to Paris
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 7:25 a.m. - we have awoken
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10:47 p.m. - Team 38 - snuggled up in bed at the Holiday inn in Calais, hoping for better luck tomorrow
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 8:55 p.m. - Eu sign on
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 6:31 p.m. - Team 38- on ferry!! Police were asking if we are environmentally protestors which I think has to do with the yellow jacket stuff
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 6 p.m. - In Dover Today has been stale but going on the ferry soon The fires are slowly getting restoked and the whistle will soon be piping a merry tune Let's see what the continent brings Choo choo!
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 5:14 p.m. - Picked up from Maidstone by a lovely woman and daughter, heading for Dover
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 3:20 p.m. - Team 38 - arrived at Midstone service station, met fellow racers, feeling wholesome
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 2:48 p.m. - Local taxi picked us up from Swarley! Enroute to Midstone
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12:51 p.m. - Walking to swanley
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12:33 p.m. - Still waiting on a lift
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9:59 a.m. - Struggling to get a lift here, everyone going to Essex Sadly no trains to admire whilst we wait Looks like the only way is Essex Choo choo
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 7:32 a.m. - Dropped off at the McDonald's on the A20 outside swanely
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 7:16 a.m. - Getting lift to swanely petrol station After minimal persuasion at a shell garage, a very nice European man has given us a ride We're back on track Choo choo
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 6:34 a.m. - baggled a train to Mottingham, Choo Choo on a Choo Choo!!!
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 6:24 a.m. - Heading toward Charing Cross station
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12:16 a.m. - In one racer's sister's apartment just off of kings cross station
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12:16 a.m. - Team 38 - sleep
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 9:53 p.m. - Enjoying refreshments in Victoria train station So many trains!!! 😍 Life is good Choo choo!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 8:49 p.m. - Team 38 - we are now entering the capital, where Hampstead station holds the record for the tube station with the most steps. Feeling stoked Choo choo!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 6:05 p.m. - Team 38 - Arrived in Birmingham, where there are 36 escalators in its New Street Train station! We love modern Choo Choo stations
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 4:03 p.m. - Team 38 - in Manchester, the first inter-city passenger railway that relied exclusively on steam power Choo choo!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 1:57 p.m. - Joke misunderstood by Saftey team, in Lancaster, Not York, silly Choo Choo
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 1:50 p.m. - Team 38 - now on the same latitude as York, the home of the National railway museum! Choo choo!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 12:34 p.m. - In England now and much flatter already - perfect for trains Choo choo!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11:53 a.m. - The borders are looking juicy - no complaints here (though it would've been gnarly if our donation was enough for a train) choo choo!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:48 a.m. - Team 38- guy gave us money, on the bus to London ETA 21:00
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:08 a.m. - in Glasgow