Tuk to the Road

The trials and tukulations of Jo, Ants and Ting Tong the tuk tuk and our three-wheeled odyssey from Bangkok to Brighton...in aid of the mental health charity Mind. For more information please see www.tuktotheroad.com

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The final leg

East Sussex- sept 2nd

We have spent the last week flying through the wind and cold of western europe, driving on 'proper' roads and meeting some great people.

Prague- a lovely weekend with Ants and dad, followed by a press conference at the British embassy

Germany- met Daniel and Susi, who travelled from Bangkok to Germany in their own TT last year; thanks so much guys for looking after us

Belgium- met up with a BBC cameraman and then stayed with Sam and B, who we first met about 6 months ago when we were squeezing people for advice; they treated us like superstars and we had a great night- thank you

France- the tunnel under the sea; French drivers are not much better than the Germans and definitely worse than the Belgians

UK- yes, can you believe it. TT has arrived back in Blighty and we are holed up in a secret location in East sussex, ready for the last 50km tomorrow

So many emotions I cannot really articulate now. However, I feel like a stranger in my own country- WEIRD.

Hopefully see some of you faithful bloggers in Brighton tomorrow. 3.30pm 3rd september, Bartholomew Square



Blogger Nick said...

Yeah, well done! Looking forward to having my sister back in residence in Brighton...

...particularly as I REALLY need my washing done ;-)

12:56 PM  
Blogger colin said...

Hi girls !

Soooo happy and relieved that you've made it back to England. But keep your concentration levels up - there are stooopid drivers on English roads too ! Be terrible to get TT (or you) dented at this late stage.
Can't be at Brighton, but once again, will wave like hell from Hungary !

Lotsa luv, Colin.

And.....WELL DONE !!!!!!!

1:50 PM  
Blogger bill said...


well done! i am very proud of both of you.

thanks for sharing this wonderful trip with us.

bill in texas

11:26 AM  
Blogger Alexander said...


Well done!
A bit sad that there will be no more updates from you both from around the world( in near future anyway:-))))

3:20 PM  
Blogger heid_honcho said...

oh, it's over :(

well done - looking forward to seeing more photos now.

is there a documentary in the offing?

4:31 AM  
Blogger tuktotheroad said...

Heid where were you??? We were expecting you to come and say HI....

and yes, book and doco in offing , but first we need to sleep and nurse the champagne hangover!

5:35 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Just seen news of this on the BBC website... can't believe it hasn't been more widely publicised before! Big congrats to you both for an absolutely fantastic achievement :)

5:47 AM  

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