Thank you to all the people who made yesterday possible, and to everyone who has supported us so far. It’s been a long time coming, but the SA Agulhas’s departure down the Thames yesterday afternoon marked the beginning of an epic adventure, and is the first major milestone of many more to come.

Thank you also for all of the wonderful messages of support and praise which you have showered our website and Facebook site with over the last few days and weeks. They mean a huge amount to every member of the team and will be the sort of thing which will keep the Ice Team moving when times get tough down on the ice.

With best wishes,