Chatteris to Tokyo: The boys are “99 per cent there” as they board the ferry to Japan

Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO

Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO

CHATTERIS2TOKYO

The boys from Chatteris travelling 12,500 miles from the Fens to Japan in a 16-year-old Toyota Yaris are finally on the ferry to their final destination.

Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO

Dan Handley and Dave Brooks, both mechanics from the Cambridgeshire town, are more than 12,000 miles deep into their trip in aid of Children in Need.

The pair have been on the road since Sunday, August 12 and left Fenland with a blue-light escort from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue.

Their journey has been well documented with regular updates on their social media pages ‘Chatteris2Tokyo’ as well as a live tracker on their website.

Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO

This year’s Fenland Business Awards will be supporting the pair as money raised at the gala ceremony will go towards their chosen charity.

In a post on social media, Dan and Dave said: “Russia, completed it! This morning we waved goodbye to Larry as he was driven through to customs control to board the ferry to Japan.

“Hopefully we’ll see him on the other side! We then spent our final day doing a spot of shopping and some more sight seeing.

Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO

“Our week in Vladivostok has been absolutely brilliant. The city is full of surprises with so much to see and do.

“The people here couldn’t have been more welcoming towards us two aliens.

“It’s a shame we have to leave but we have a mission to complete and we’re 99 per cent there!”

Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO

Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO Chatteris to Tokyo: Dan and Dave board ferry to Japan after “completing” Russia. Picture: CHATTERIS2TOKYO

More news stories

12:00

What do you love about Wisbech and what would you like to see improved?

08:00

A new member was welcomed at the November meeting of the Wisbech Business & Professional Men’s Club.

Yesterday, 18:25

The chairman of new Brexit Secretary’s North East Cambridgeshire constituency association tonight welcomed his promotion – but in the same interview felt it was time for the prime minister to go.

Yesterday, 17:34

In recent years the pace of Steve Barclay’s acceleration from back bench MP has quickened.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Wisbech Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy