Record-Breaking Plan to Visit 9 Capital Cities in a Day Using Just Public Transport

23/10/2018 / By

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Two business partners are preparing to set out on the ultimate European sightseeing trip.

Adam Leyton, 41, from Edinburgh and Chris Fletcher, 38, from Leeds are attempting to beat the Guinness World Record for the number of capital cities visited in a day using only buses, trains and planes.

Starting in London on 25thNovember and finishing just under 24 hours later, they plan to visit the capital of 9 countries.

Mr Leyton is no stranger to mad dash trips across Europe. He previously beat the record for the number of countries visited in a day using just public transport.

“There will be no quick hops back and forth across borders this time.”, he commented.

“We need to travel inland as far as the capital itself and visit a central square, government building or major train or bus station. The connections are extremely tight, some under 5 minutes, but with Brexit around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time to see as much of Europe as we could, in a day!”

Mr Fletcher added “Whilst the UK is still in the EU, we might as well see as much as we can!”

As they make their way around the continent the pair, who are co-owners of marketing agency CEE Digital, will be raising money for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

Sands offers support to anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth.

Eight years ago, Mr Leyton’s sister, Gemma, lost her baby daughter Tilly Rose just 5 days before she was due to be born.

“The support Sands gave my sister and her family was incredible.”, said Mr Leyton.

Hopefully we can raise some money and awareness for this wonderful charity and at the same time set a new world record!”, he added.

You can keep up to date on their progress by following #9in24 on social media or donate by visiting