A team of cabbies raised a whopping £8,000 for charity after cycling 55 miles from London to Brighton.
A total of 14 members of the London Taxi Drivers Charity for Children (LTCFC) took part in the 2019 Skyline London to Brighton Cycle Ride on Sunday 15 September, pedalling from Clapham Common to Madeira Drive on Brighton’s seafront.
The team comprised LTCFC committee members Colin Greaves, Steve Bell and Paul Barber, taxi driver Keith Oates and supporting team members Joe Bainborough, Steve Church, Adie Church, Daryl Bradford, Ben Bradford, Mark Tamuta, Martin Bell, Jack Oates, Calum Oates and Nicholas Day. Colin Greaves said: “After months of training in preparation for the event, there was a sense of nervous excitement and trepidation as the group set off together across the start line at 8am on a glorious Sunday morning. By 1pm we had all passed the finish line and were happily stretched out on the grassy embankment by Brighton Marina with a well-earned glass of our drink of choice.” The team raised more than £8,000 towards the cost of the next LTCFC Mad Hatters Tea Party, which will be held in January 2020, and will give 600 disadvantaged and special needs children a magnificent party. Colin added: “The committee members would like to pass on our sincere thanks and gratitude to all of the members of the LTCFC London to Brighton cycle team. This has been a major commitment for all those involved and we thank them for investing the time and effort in their training programmes and fundraising activities. We’d also like to pass on our sincere thanks to all donors and sponsors who have contributed to the financial success of this fundraising event.”