It’s on the Meter

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A 19 year old London black cab, 3 friends, the British Red Cross and the Guinness Book of World Records -what do they all have in common? Normally nothing. But, in this instance – everything. Three friends decided to drive a London black cab from – you guessed it, London to Sydney, Australia – raising money for the British Red Cross and breaking the Guinness Word Record for the longest taxi ride. They broke the record and haven’t even reached Sydney yet.

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  • #1jerome

    wow it is a very encouraging for them that they cross the black cab.

  • #2John Collins

    Great effort, I hope they were not on the meter, that would have cost a fortune. Lol

  • #3Holly Jenkins

    wow! great idea to raise money for an awesome organization like the Red Cross!

  • #4Eric and Alexandra


    that is really cool, with a cab going overland. Perfect
    wish you a lot of fun.

    Eric and Alexandra

  • #5dick b

    Thanks. Wish you raised the money for Red Cross. Great organization.

  • #6willjmoore

    What a great story, hope they raise lots of money and get there ok!

  • #7Drina Murphy

    It would’ve been great if the meter was running just to see how much it would’ve cost! Well done to them:)

  • #8Paul It's on the Meter

    Thanks for the support folks, we have had the meter on the whole way, so far it’s about £50,000 and counting. Fortunately we don’t have to pay it!

    become a fan on facebook to follow how it goes.


  • #9Leigh

    Hi Drina,

    We have had the meter running since we left London in Feb, we estimate we will have a fare of just over £60,000 when we finish.

  • #10Silko

    That would be pretty high bill I would say. How is the taxi running, did you have some technical difficutlies? I once saw a document about ppl from Switzerland driving their minis in Mongolia and the cars had real problems to withstand this long way.

  • #11thomas

    this makes me smile, its classic british homour lets make money by running up a taxi fair, great work guys

  • #12Jonathan Lockhart

    Wow that is an awesome story, I wish I had thought of that lol. The red cross is an amazing organization and they deserve every penny that is raised for them. Maybe I’ll do something like that here in the US one day!! :o ) Keep up the good work and God Bless!!

  • #13David G

    Hope you are allowing the clock to run whilst stopping.

  • #14Giovanni

    in my opinio this quest is one of the most intersesting and exciting i’ve ever heard about, men your great

  • #15Jane

    Fantastic idea .. well done guys. Not the most comfortable things London Black Cabs .. i bet you will be relieved to get home but what a fantastic effort.

  • #16John Brabham

    Sometimes, I wish I had been a little more adventurous. A black cab? At least there was no risk of getting cramp, at least not as a passenger :)

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