#12in24 – In The News!

#12in24 – In The News!

The past few days have been crazy. A photographer from a press agency turned up at our house on Sunday morning and before I knew it, I was in the news in 35 countries across 4 continents! Apparently when you beat a world record lots of people want to know about it! The story was picked up by three UK national newspapers, I’ve done a telephone interview for Esquire magazine in Russia, a Skype interview for the BBC Travel show (due…

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#12in24 – The Final Route

#12in24 – The Final Route

I only made one or two small changes from the planned route and timings on the day, mainly due to the amazing driver of the 309 bus who picked up a few minutes from Perl to Belvaux meaning I could catch an earlier train from Belva-Lycée station instead of having to run 1km and wait for a later train from the university. Here’s the full details of the route and timings: FROM TO MODE Perl-Schengen Lyzeum 07:01 Belvaux, Um Bedding 07:43…

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#12in24 – Video Diary

#12in24 – Video Diary

Between 7:01am on 25th May 2016 and 6:53am on 26th May 2016, I attempted (and beat) the world record for the number of countries visited in a single 24 hour period using only scheduled transport. I started in Perl, Germany, and travelled through Luxembourg, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and finished in Austria. Here’s the video diary of my adventure!

The Route

The Route

  For everyone that wants to follow where I’m going and (hopefully) when I’ll be there, here’s the full route and timings for tomorrow! I’m starting in Perl, Germany, just the other side of the Moselle river from the Luxembourgish town of Schengen. It seemed the right place to start this trip as it’s where the Schengen agreement was signed in 1985, the treaty which led to the creation of Europe’s borderless Schengen Area and means I can cross most borders without any…

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12 EU Countries, 24 Hours – Charity World Record Attempt

12 EU Countries, 24 Hours – Charity World Record Attempt

PRESS RELEASE Leeds, 10th May 2016. For immediate release. A Leeds dad is attempting to beat the world record for the number of countries visited in a single 24 hour period by using public transport.Using only scheduled flights, buses and trains, Adam Leyton, who lives in Horsforth, will set off from France on the 25th May and race across Europe through a further 10 countries before finishing in the 12th, Austria, just under 24 hours later.“With the EU referendum on 23rd June, it seemed the perfect time…

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Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

So it would seem the running shoes that a certain high street ‘sports’ retailer advised I buy were actually only good for one thing. The bin. I went to see a physio yesterday as my right knee has been hurting a bit for the last week or two. Whether it was a case of too much too soon (it’s not like I’m trying to run a marathon though) or just rubbish trainers, she’s getting me sorted and advised I buy something…

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1 Month To Go!

1 Month To Go!

There is now just one month to go! This time next month I will have (hopefully) ticked off country number seven where, if all goes to plan, I should have time for an hour or so of rest. I’m planning either a bit of sightseeing or to get an airport lounge pass for some peace and quiet and to recharge phone batteries etc. I’ll probably go with the latter! Preparations for the trip are currently going well. Most of the flights and…

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A Crazy Idea!

A Crazy Idea!

I quite like being in the EU. Yes, it has its flaws, and plenty of them, but things like human rights laws, free trade and free movement are no bad thing really. In fact a lot of my business comes as a result of being able to easily trade with other EU member states and the ability to move around the community freely. A little while ago I came across the world record for the number of countries visited in…

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