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Seven capitals in one day is world record
An intrepid traveller from East Sussex has set a new world record after visiting seven European capital cities in 24 hours with six train journeys and one flight.
Barnaby Davies has added his name to the Guinness World Record books.
Mr Davies, an experienced roadie who has worked for Madonna, Metallica and Beyonce, said his mum came up with the idea after being challenged by EasyJet to visit six capitals in one day.
Mr Davies said: “My Mum said, ‘You’re always travelling around Europe, you can do seven can’t you?’ And that was like a red rag to a bull.”
On a journey which lasted 23 hours and 49 minutes, Mr Davies visited London, Paris, Brussels, Ljubljana, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.
When mapping out his route, Mr Davies was confident of setting the record.
The 39-year-old, of St George’s Road in Hastings, added: “The schedule was do-able, but the train I was most worried about was Hastings to London.”
As well as setting a new world record, Mr Davies raised $300 for the US branch of the charity ECPAT, which campaigns against child trafficking and exploitation.
He said: “I was staggered that there are 21-30 million people enslaved today, so when this opportunity came up, I knew it was a good opportunity to raise money.”
To donate to ECPAT, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/breakinga worldrecord