STOP PRESS – a Guinness World Record attempt is imminent. Will I be scoffing 17 doughnuts non-stop? Standing flamingo-like on one leg for 96 hours?
No, on April 15th, I’m attempting to smash a 24 hour travel record. And to really go the extra mile, this particular Guinness World Record must be attempted without a thermos flask. Gulp! That accursed airline liquid rule..
Excuse the shameless piggybacking onto Beyonce’s infamy. Without her ineffable oomph, however, I’d probably have about as much chance of securing media coverage as finding a cornish pasty in Somalia.
So, with the barest of ancillary detail, see below. (The following press release is available as a PDF should you require it.) Anything you could do to boost awareness would be greatly appreciated. Post this URL on twitter; stick it on your Facebook Wall; organise a send-off in London. Can you help? I’m aiming to highlight the issue of human trafficking by achieving this record.
Time is ticking; this Guinness World Record is only two weeks away. Thank you in advance for any support.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Barnaby Davies
Road Adventures Ltd.
Tel: +447986 109688
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
Beyonce roadie attempts 24hr travel challenge
The amps from Mrs Carter’s World Tour Lisbon show are still buzzing. Yet Barnaby Davies, roadie to rock royalty, is not content to rest on his laurels. On April 15th, swapping backstage glamour for the kudos of smashing a Guinness World Record, he will attempt to visit seven capital cities in just 24 hours, using only scheduled transport.
“Records are there to be broken,” says 38-year old Davies, globetrotter of 61 countries at the last count. “That could be as crew on U2’s highest grossing tour in the world, or it could be dashing around Europe on public transport. I’m aiming to highlight the issue of human trafficking with this record attempt.”
To take his place in the record book, he must beat the current record of six cities established by journalist Sarah Warwick last September. In order to satisfy Guinness officials, he will have to alight in each of the cities themselves, not just a nearby airport, making this a tough logistical nut to crack, as well as a test of endurance.
Details of Davies’s itinerary:
Leaving London St. Pancras rail station at 12.25pm and arriving Paris Nord at 15.53; leaving Paris Nord at 16.52, arriving Brussels Midi at 18.17; leaving Brussels Midi at 18.48, arriving Brussels airport 19.09; Brussels flight to Ljubljana 20.45-22.25, by public bus to Ljubljana train station and leaving Ljubljana for Vienna on overnight train at 23.55; leaving Vienna main station (hautbahnhof) at 08.21 on April 16th, arriving Bratislava HL.S station at 09.27; leaving Bratislava HL.S at 0953, arriving at Budapest Keleti P station at 12.35 (11.35 UK time, so 23 hours, 10 minutes).
Given the trip ties in nicely with a spot of lunch in Budapest – naturally – do you reckon I could eat a kilo of goulash in under 60 seconds? Or a hundredweight of calzone, perhaps? Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need at least one national newspaper onboard for this Guinness World Record..