19 January 2012©Info
Three daring adventurers have broken the Guinness World Record for the longest taxi journey in history and raised nearly £10,000 for the British Red Cross along the way. Since setting off on 17 February 2011, Bristol boys Johno Ellison, Leigh Purnell and Paul Archer have covered three continents, thirty-nine countries, ten times zones and 50,000 kilometres.
Their 19-year-old classic London black cab – affectionately known as Hannah – travelled through Europe, Russia, the Middle East, India, China and south-east Asia, eventually arriving in Sydney in October 2011.
Not content with being world record holders, Johno, Leigh and Paul have secured sponsorship to travel back to London – circumnavigating the globe and raising even more money for the Red Cross.
Talking about their epic journey, the team says: “We could not have got this far by ourselves. There are too many people to thank, and we’re sure there will be many more to come. To every person who has donated to the British Red Cross on our behalf – you’ve helped us raise around £10,000 so far for their really rather awesome work. We made it to Sydney, but this isn’t the end.”
Find out more and help the team reach their fundraising target of £20,000 by donating through their blog.
Read updates from their travels