Fire engine completes world trip

A fire engine manned by a 25-member team is back in London after its record round-the-world trip for charity.

Members of theFollow That Fire Engine expedition are poised for a Guinness World Record honour after covering nearly 30,000 miles across 28 nations over nine months.

On Sunday, the vehicle drove across the finishing line in Greenwich in what is expected to be recognised as the 'longest journey by a fire engine'.

All proceeds from the challenge will go to The Fire Fighters Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

The team members, who paid for the voyage out of their own pockets, worked non-stop in shifts under the leadership of London-based Steve Moore.

The 33-year-old said the challenge was in memory of his firefighter father Garth Moore who died of lung cancer at the age of 63.

He said: "We wanted to do something that paid tribute to my father, and the charities that related to his life, and passing.

"We've covered gruelling terrain in Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan, faced the rainy season in Thailand and Laos, the height of summer in Australia and snow in the USA."

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