Jan. 20, 2019, 6:44 a.m. - Group 7 dropped off at Buchanan bus station, Glasgow
Jan. 20, 2019, 8:02 a.m. - Group 7, were in a car headed on M74 southbound
Jan. 20, 2019, 9:40 a.m. - Group 7 left car at Gretna
Jan. 20, 2019, 11:03 a.m. - Group 7 just got picked up from Gretna, heading south along M6
Jan. 20, 2019, 1:05 p.m. - Group 7, dropped off at Charnick Richard services
Jan. 20, 2019, 1:06 p.m. - Looking for a lift from Charnock Richard after getting dropped here by the lovely Susanne and her nerf champion son George!
Jan. 20, 2019, 2:05 p.m. - Group 7, been picked up on our way to Keele services
Jan. 20, 2019, 3:04 p.m. - car immediately picked us up after lovely chat and hospitality from Beth and Cathal. En route to Birmingham now
Jan. 20, 2019, 4:06 p.m. - Picked up from Hilton park services now heading towards oxford
Jan. 20, 2019, 5:49 p.m. - Just arrived at oxford services, thanks to the wonderful aaron and nika #saveourNHS (also big shout out to DoughBros street food!!)
Jan. 20, 2019, 7 p.m. - Group 7 leaving oxford services, going towards London and the M25
Jan. 20, 2019, 8:30 p.m. - Group 7 at cobham services on the M25 #livelikeOlie currently debating whether to press on through the night or enjoy a warm, free bed in folkestone
Jan. 20, 2019, 9:23 p.m. - Group 7 is finally free from cobham Dunkirk here we come!
Jan. 20, 2019, 11:46 p.m. - Group 7 is on the ferry, next stop dunkirk #blagofthecentury We could've walked 500 miles in a day but we decided to hitch instead, ralph and clarrie are the real heroes!
Jan. 21, 2019, 1:59 a.m. - Group 7 arrived in Dunkirk, continuing north into Belgium still with the same car
Jan. 21, 2019, 4:39 a.m. - Team 7- currently texting you out of boredom in a car park of a Burger King outside Antwerp as everyone else is asleep. Still in the car should arrive Amsterdam around 8 European time
Jan. 21, 2019, 4:46 a.m. - Team 7 making the collective decision to call SLEEP after 25 hours of racing, see ya in a few x
Jan. 21, 2019, 9:09 a.m. - Group 7 awake and dropped off in a maccies just south of Amsterdam, very excited for breakfast
Jan. 21, 2019, 1:35 p.m. - Team 7 arrived in Amsterdam, after 25 hours and 900+ KM of travel, we've decide to enjoy the city we've found ourselves in for a while!
Jan. 21, 2019, 5:43 p.m. - Team 7 still in Amsterdam soaking up culture
Jan. 21, 2019, 8:34 p.m. - Team seven getting an early rest ahead of a red attempt to blag buses from the dam to der deutsche. SLEEP
Jan. 22, 2019, 8:01 a.m. - Team 7 is alive awake alert enthusiastic on our way Amsterdam bus station trying our hand at getting on a bus soon!
Jan. 22, 2019, 8:39 a.m. - Team 7 is back on the road with a successful blag on a bus all the way to... Amsterdam bus station :/ ! What could go wrong at a place named so wonderfully as slaughterdyke?
Jan. 22, 2019, 9:51 a.m. - Team has hitched a ride to 'the final service station before the border' on the Brussels flix bus... glad to be out of the snow that just started
Jan. 22, 2019, 12:25 p.m. - Our first attempt hitching in snowy conditions has taken us from texaco outside Breda to a service station in Eindhoven, Germany is calling! We even have room for our legs for the first time!
Jan. 22, 2019, 12:56 p.m. - Left car at wasp station on a67 outside Eindhoven
Jan. 22, 2019, 1:35 p.m. - Picked up by the lovely rick heading to the border town of Venlo
Jan. 22, 2019, 3:07 p.m. - Rick loved our chat so much he drove across the border and dropped us at a service station just out of Grevenbroich. VEE ARE IN DER DEUTSCHELAND
Jan. 22, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - Quick distance and morale boost provided by Germany's finest Englishman, David taking us to a service station on the highway on the Neuss side of Düsseldorf
Jan. 22, 2019, 6 p.m. - Oh how privileged we were... pleasure beach bound faces their first real challenge... This is the first time we've had to wait more than an hour for a lift (how lucky were we?) Gonna persevere and try get a lift to one of our guaranteed accommodation points. Spirits and Morale being kept high by the absolute BOI working behind the counter at the petrol station
Jan. 22, 2019, 8:34 p.m. - At the petrol station we had no luck
No signs of friendly cars or trucks
But then Enya* arrived
And took us on a drive
To the airport where we became stuck
After failing at blagging a plane
We tried our luck with a train
The conductor seemed mad
But we looked cold and sad
So he let us on without payin'
(Please enjoy the fruits of our mindlessness of the last 4 hours, now at Dusseldorf central, where we can get a hostel if we can't get a guaranteed ride)
Jan. 23, 2019, 12:54 a.m. - On over night bus to Munich, should be there tomorrow morning
Jan. 23, 2019, 2:47 a.m. - On a night bus to Munich
Jan. 23, 2019, 8:29 a.m. - Arrived, tired but elated, st wombats hostel, now for some actual sleep before exploring Munich!