Chandler’s Cross, England — As they did last year, the Lions are staying in isolation as they prepare for Sunday’s game in London.
The Grove, the luxury resort about 30 miles northeast of the city, is so hard to find that an Uber driver struggled locating it Tuesday as he drove some of the players back to the hotel after they visited Central London.
“The Uber driver kind of got lost getting up here,” running back Joique Bell said. “The address brought us to the middle of nowhere, just a big field. He’s like, ‘This can’t be right.’
“We ended up finding it and got here safely.”
Safely, but not cheaply. Bell said the ride cost 166 pounds, which converts to a little more than $250.
People who use Uber frequently understand that the taxi service can be pricey when demand is high, but Bell didn’t mention anything about a surge rate. Instead, a ride expected to take an hour quickly becomes expensive with a few wrong turns.
“I footed (the bill),” Bell said. “Me being the vet, I had to make sure my kids got back safely.”
Bell said his crew included some fellow running backs as well as cornerback Nevin Lawson and offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas, both of whom are in their second season.