Adam Leyton, from Horsforth, will attempt to beat the world record for the number of countries visited in 24 hours, using only public transport.
Adam will set off from France on 25th May and race across Europe through a further ten countries before finishing in Austria (the twelfth!) in just under 24 hours.
“With the EU referendum on 23rd June, it seemed the perfect time to find out how much of Europe I could see in a day”, said Adam. “It’s a bit of a crazy idea, but should be a great experience and if I can make it work, I will have broken a world record that has stood since 1993.”
As he makes his way around Europe, Adam will be raising money for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity which offers support to anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth.
“The support they gave my sister and her family after the tragic loss of her baby just five days before her due date was incredible. This is my way of saying thank you to them and I’m hoping that in the course of this world record attempt I can raise a few pounds for this wonderful charity.”