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A ray of bright morning sunlight shone through the crystal clear windows of the 9:17 Chiltern Railways service from Aylesbury to Marylebone. The warm beam of fresh light settled upon three brave and ambitious explorers, raring to begin their expedition through the complex network of the London Underground.

The train came to a halt. Sam 'Columbus' Wright, Robert 'Bear Grylls' Sheppard, and Tom 'Dora the Explorer' Howells disembarked from the train for the first time of many that fateful day. Our three heroes waved goodbye to Commanders Mr and Mrs Miskin, and ventured towards the mystifying street of Baker. Their Journey began here.

They set off on a somewhat murky Bakerloo line train, in the frightful depths of the London earth. Many puzzled heads were turned as 3 boys repeatedly, hurryingly, disembarked the train, took a photo with a tube sign and dived back on as the doors closed, like they were the new James Bond. Sam's station checklist slowly and steadily became filled with ticks until the three voyagers decided a rest was due.

They ascended back to the surface of the buzzing city, and surveyed for somewhere they could scavenge some food, like all the great explorers before them. After concluding that the natural wildlife was not fit to hunt, they settled for a Pizza Express on Tesco vouchers donated by the kind Commanders Mr and Mrs Miskin.

The journey then continued and brilliant progress was made. Despite a guard on the mysterious driverless trains threatening to throw the three pioneers off if they kept jumping on and off the deck, the trio prevailed. For this reason, two of the planned stations were not photographed, however the travellers settled for 53 stations.

Their journey ended with a victorious surge northbound on the Bakerloo line back into Marylebone. The three boys had become men. They had gone to more tube stations in 5 hours than any Boy's Brigade member had ever been before. We would like to thank everyone who sponsored us and help us raise £294.60.

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