Event of the Year 2020

Nobody Expects the Spanish Expedition (Arrived)

Racers

Updates

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 5:04 p.m. - Team64, we're here!!! Yes we can't figure out how to use the hostel room key but we have found the showerssss!! Thank u for your help safety team :))
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:09 p.m. - Team64, landed in Valencia airport and using some of the money we raised to get the metro to Colon, then a 7min walk to the hostel, see u sooooonnnn!!!!!
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 3:25 p.m. - Heyyyy Team64 here! Sorry we're a lil late, we were enjoying the local delicacy ~ cheesy Cheetos (10/10 would recommend). We're currently in the same car, around 30mins from Valencia (!!!!!) airport where we're gonna get the metro into the hostel. Very hungry, need showers but happy to be nearing the end of this journey! :)))
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 11:21 a.m. - Team64 here yet again. We raised a good amount of the fund so feeling good. The woman is lovely and we're having a good chat about race2 and all it's difficulties (mainly spending the night at this place lol). Will be in Valencia soon, can NOT wait for a shower and some warm food. See u soon Valencia!! :D
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 10:16 a.m. - Team64 hereeee, our final lift is on its way so we're just trying to raise some funds to cover it (it was v cheap, would deffo recommend blablacar if stuck in city) But tbh just want to head to Valencia after a 14 hour stay in the quietest airport on the planet and around 6 hours sleep and 3 meals in the last 3 days lol. We need a biggggg SIESTA before the biggg FIESTAAAA :)))
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 6:04 a.m. - Team64 here again (ik you're probs sick of us). Ollie has finally woken up so gonna finish season 2 of sex education before our lift gets here (legit praying now that she makes it through this stupid weather). There is lightning right next to us, think it hit the street lamp, want to say it's fun but v stressed about this lift. Feeling positive tho :)))
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:17 a.m. - Team64 here, tbh I'm just a bit bored so texting in. Ollie is trying to sleep a lil. This sleeping in shifts thing is bs tho, think I slept for about 30mins and the airport gets busy from 6 so won't be able to sleep much more :(( praying our ride makes it through the storms. Also thunder is spooky when you're the only two ppl in a whole, entire airport - would not recommend, but girona airport is probs a 7/10 overall (v clean)
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 10:38 p.m. - still in Girona airport and gonna try get a lil sleep. It's very very VeRY empty tho so gonna sleep in shifts lol. Also the rain will NOT stop, whyyyy. Watching the new season of sex education, would recommend to anyone on safety team who's bored rn (or just anyone, its v good)
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m. - Tesm64, at Girona airport now! Feeling very very tired and a lil ill (im the weak link in this team sadly- Erin) have to try spend 12 hours here till our lift tomorrow morning. Feeling drained but in ESPAGNEEE :))
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 6:48 p.m. - heading out of Perpignon with the same guy (he just finished his gym sesh), going to stop for some food and then we're heading to Girona airport, will keep u updated!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 5 p.m. - been picked up by a football coach who's heading into perpignon- he's gonna coach's his team and then give us a lift to Girona where we're going to spend the night! Looking forward to crossing the border before tonight!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:28 p.m. - here at Carrefour service station, gonna try our best to get a lift down to Barcelona/ Valencia. The last driver advised us to get out of France tonight as the roads are more likely to be closed tomorrow morning so the race against the clock starts NOW!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 3:41 p.m. - Team64, in same car but now getting a lift a lil further to Perpignon, we'll update u on exactly which service station when we get there cus this language barrier is becoming complex. New, New Years resolutions for Team64- LEARN FRENCH!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 3:18 p.m. - Team64 here, heading to Carcassone having to speak only french so google translate is helping us out a lot, we've just hit the rain everyone's raving about and gotta say it's pretty m*rde :((
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 2:54 p.m. - Team64 here, at a service station south of Toulouse (Aire de Toulouse sud) and gonna try head across to carcassone/ noubelle as that's where we've been advised :))
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 1:22 p.m. - Team 64 just got a lift to a servic3 station just past Toulouse! Feeling really good about our progress today!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 10:09 a.m. - Team 64 just been picked up by the first team we asked! Two very well dressed businessmen looking types who speak zero English but with our amazing french skills we managed to convince them 8). En route to a service station just north of Bordeaux
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 9:05 a.m. - just arrived at Aire Dr Fenioux Ouest, hoping to get a lift soon but for now getting a baguette sandwich and resting
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 7:57 a.m. - Team 64 still on the way South, just stopped near Saint-Germier after a traffic jam that put us four hours behind schedule Still very optimistic though!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 5:13 a.m. - got a lift down to Cognac and were very lucky as he was going to put us up for the night but then we got stuck behind an accident in a traffic jam for 5 hours :(( so now heading straight to cognac on very little sleep but at least we're heading south! :))
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10:11 p.m. - Team 64 just got picked up by the nicest man on the way to Tours- where he'll apparently pay for our hotel!! Off towards Cognac tomorrow morning too!
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 7:01 p.m. - Team 64, after a pitch black spooky walk we've made it to limours janvry! Hoping for a lift soon but right now we're too tired to move
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 5:38 p.m. - Team64 here, blagged our buses out to Massy-Palaseui ish area
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12:08 p.m. - Team64, stuck in Paris. Near Bercy Seine bus station
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 8:47 a.m. - Team64 here, in Paris Gallieni station. Ollies knees are sore cus he's an old man but gonna try walk somewhere
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 5:06 a.m. - Team64, just landed in Calais, heading to Paris for 9:45ish on the same bus. Very tired but glad we've had some sleep
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11:46 p.m. - Team 64 on the way to Paris, expected to arrive at 9:00! Feeling pretty good but also shattered, going to sleep now
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:32 p.m. - Team 64, just arrived at London! Getting the coach to Paris at 23:30
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 9:04 p.m. - Team64, heading into London with family. Getting the 11:30 bus from Victoria station into Paris for 9am
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:03 p.m. - Team 64, there's been a change of plans and we're heading to Leicester instead!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 6:39 p.m. - Team 64 have FINALLY escaped Wetherby- on the way to Coventry! There's still hope for us to reach London by tonight!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 3:58 p.m. - Team64, heading time wetherby services!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 3:37 p.m. - heading to Washington services!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 2:38 p.m. - a lovely woman bought us train tickets to Newcastle so heading there now.
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 12:34 p.m. - Team 64, arrived in Berwick. At McDonald's getting something to eat and then gonna head out and try and get past Newcastle
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11:35 a.m. - In a car heading to Berwick
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:32 a.m. - We are stood outside the BP petrol station on the ring road outside Edinburgh just at the entrance to the A1, not had any luck yet but hoping we will soon!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:39 a.m. - Just got out of our lift at a Asda just before the A1 out of Edinbugh. Our lift was from a guy called Oscar who lives in Valencia! He gave us his contacts and told us to go meet his family, apparently they own a bike tours place so he told us to head there!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:29 a.m. - Heading toward the start of the A1
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:29 a.m. - just got a lift
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 6:38 a.m. - Heyo, team 64 here. Landed in Edinburgh and don't have much of a plan but maybe gonna try blag a bus(looks like lots of ppl are doing this too). Enjoying the freezing cold, definitely woken us up!