Top Gear drives the Channel Tunnel
Chris Froome has just cycled through, but we were the first in a production car...
Posted: 07 Jul 2014
The next bit is slightly uphill, and as we close in on France, we pass through a large cavern containing two shabby Portaloos. Onwards. Out of the darkness comes another pair of yellow doors and a small set of traffic lights. We wait for clearance, enter the chamber, and finally the last set of doors fling open, flooding us with brilliant sunlight. It stings my face. Burns through my eyelids. So it's on with some sunnies, through the final archway and back into petrol mode along back roads. A quick customs check, and we're on our way to the cash 'n' carry. A generous crate of beer is rapidly loaded before we turn around and do it all again. That's 31.4 miles underground down, another 31.4 to go, and exactly half the charge remaining. I promise I'm not making this up.