Bangkok to Brighton by Tuk Tuk
“A brave and marvellous venture” Stephen Fry
Sometime back in 2005 Antonia and her best friend Jo decided to drive a tuk tuk all the way from Thailand to the UK. Not very many months later the pair of them were thundering across China’s Gobi desert in Ting Tong, their shockingly pink three-wheeled steed, heading in the general direction of England.
In 98 days of tukking, they covered 12,561 miles, two continents and 12 countries and survived an earthquake, several landslides and the odd lascivious Russian. They also set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Ever Journey by Auto-Rickshaw and raised £50,000 for Mind, the mental health charity. The following year, the derring-duo were awarded Cosmopolitan magazine’s ‘Fun, Fearless, Female’ Award.
A book about this adventure, Tuk Tuk to the Road, was published by The Friday Project in 2007.