Event of the Year 2020

Valence Electrons (Arrived)

Racers

Updates

  • Jan. 23, 2020, 1:13 p.m. - We have arrived in Valencia! Just a short walk left!!
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 9:06 a.m. - we embark we move we road we go we speed with mmuch direction such wow to valenciaaAaAaa
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 5:22 a.m. - Officially in Barcelona Nord station
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 5 a.m. - Almost in Barcelona and the weather is just dismal, hoping for some good luck and a speedy pick up to end the race in style :)
  • Jan. 23, 2020, 12:39 a.m. - We are on the bus to Barcelona now! Spain's a waiting :D
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 10:26 p.m. - At the Odysseum shopping centre in Montpellier, waiting for our bus to Barcelona to leave at 1:30am, almost in Spain!!
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 6:56 p.m. - in montpellier with Joseph! we're going to find something to eat together ! we heard a lot about wonderful ways in which he chooses to be a global citizen !
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 3:39 p.m. - caugth a ride towards montpellier ! by two kind young men, who have been travelers before! will write down their number plate i promise! they don't know it by heart and we're already driving alongside a wide river ! they look very trustworthy :)
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 2:06 p.m. - aire de solaize babey ! because i keep switching between languages i keep switching between too many languages and i keep talking to my teammates in slovene hehehe
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 1:59 p.m. - kind man taking us to aire de solaize! he said french people are nice and like to pick up hitchhikers, and that it's a common activity ! hopes babey
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 12:05 p.m. - We have arrived in Lyon!
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 9:24 a.m. - embarking on flixbus to lyon ! the hardships of hitchhiking are hard
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 7:52 a.m. - Progress, heading towards Dijon!
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 5:18 a.m. - still sneaking around the hotel with the cat, will soon go do jazz hands at strangers, this time for real !
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 2:43 a.m. - a friendly cat for company ! gentle gentle company into the lovely winter night
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 2:36 a.m. - team 53 currently having a little more rest before trying to meet more friendly people on the road :)
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 10:28 p.m. - stranded, homeless, unwanted ! sitting on the floor inside hotel ibis budget pouilly-en-auxois. will yeet in the morning before we become somebody's problem :))
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 8:24 p.m. - nothing, has, changed
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 5:45 p.m. - got dropped off at mcdonalds near pouilly-en-auxois ! or as the french would say, mcdo
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:56 p.m. - got a ride heading to Dijon.
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:11 p.m. - got dropped off at Gare de péage d'Auxerre-Sud!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 3:01 p.m. - Finally got picked up, on our way south!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 1:47 p.m. - So we walked about 2 miles to a Service Station outside of Paris, adventurous I know, and are currently hoping for a kind soul to take us down south haha
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 11:08 a.m. - thank you for your service Train you were speedy. charged phones in a rude cafe. (one cafe? pour trois personnes? gdjsjndjmmmmmeeeeggghhhh disapproval) service station time always babey we walk through parisian gardens
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 9:08 a.m. - paris, babey! paris mornings are cold, coffee prices are at air condensation levels, the concept of an inside of a bus station inexistent ! waving at gare de lyon as we leave it behind as we move towards corbeil-esson with the speed of a train. we wish to leave you behind, paris centre, you and your cold heart !
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 6:19 a.m. - Just reached Paris!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 1:45 a.m. - We have officially reached the mainland whoop whoop! EU Sign On babbyyyy, we are now en route to Paris!
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11 p.m. - UK Sign Off! The coach is now on the ferry! Radio silence until we're in Mainland Europe :)
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 7:55 p.m. - We are at London Victoria Bus Station, waiting for a delayed bus to Paris. Oh what fun :)
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 4:57 p.m. - we have arrived at Heathrow on our journey to central london - to catch the bus to Paris
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 3:40 p.m. - Getting a ride to Heathrow with a great guy called Rob, hoping to get the bus to Paris from London :)
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12:45 p.m. - Fueled with the bountiful food given to us by the Amazing Katherine, we have arrived in Toddington Service Station in the best spirits! Ready for the next step of our adventure!! Thank again Katherine!!! :)
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11:37 a.m. - Just got picked up from the Welcome Break station near Leicester by a lovely woman named Catherine, and we're on our way down the M1 to get as south as possible! It's sunny and our day is looking bright!
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9:32 a.m. - We have arrived at a service station in Leicester! Hooray for progress!
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 8:52 a.m. - After a long night, we've finally made some progress after a kind man called Chris offered to take us down to Leicester, hopefully soon we'll be closer to reaching France!
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 7:17 a.m. - an extraordinary state of existence - we have temporarily frozen in time; the overhead lights never cease, lonesome individuals wander around like in a wong kar wai film, water bottles are emptied and refilled like a temporal loop. donington, donington, is this a rush you're anticipating? starting to spot it in the horizon under the subtle subtle starlight?
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 3:02 a.m. - taking a wee break in the Donnington Park service station as we prepare for the journey to reach mainland europe today
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11:24 p.m. - moto donington park babey! people are amazing when one looks for amazing people! fistbumps as goodbye greetings as memories are just being born! teethbrush time, babey! last driver has the same belief as my mom: one must be kindly bold!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:19 p.m. - kind soul gave us apple juice and is taking us to a less lonely service station in donington ! we were just getting lonely among car park trees! yeehaw car time! the night is always young
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 9:20 p.m. - woolley edge service station, babey ! many thanks joe! may Joe and his plushie ben have a lovely continuation of their lives! that sounds like a threat but it's a loving honest well-intentioned wish! eat time! batteries must be recharged!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 8:35 p.m. - On way to sheffield babey ! near harrogate ! leaving durham behind once and for all and with it the Lady of the Petrol Station who spoke into the microphone when we were standing outside to ask if we want cõffēë! for free + sugar to sweeten our lives
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:40 p.m. - grey vehicle about to take us to sheffield ! joe joe kind joe many thanks :) what secrets will he tell us? what life lessons will we learn?
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 4:03 p.m. - team 53 got dropped off at roadchef durham !! ryan you absolute hero; he even asked if we need to charge our phones :') every fifth heartbeat for the next 3 hours will go to him
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 1:18 p.m. - a gentle kind looking man making us believe in gentle kind humanity ! On our way to Durham babey
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:14 a.m. - Taking a bus to the outskirts of Edinburgh :/ we wanted to yeehaw but nobody asked haw yee
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 6:38 a.m. - Starting from Edinburgh, Yee Haw!