I opened Twitter and saw a tweet from Rosh, “Anybody want to climb Kilimanjaro with me?”  My immediate thought was the ‘ Porridge’ sketch with Ronnie Barker…..” What, with these feet “.  Then I thought, why not. I contacted Rosh and said I would need to ask my wife but other than that, I’m in, and the rest is history.

Here we are approximately seven weeks in and the weight is coming off and the training has started.

It’s going to be a long road but the time will fly by and there’s lots of hard work ahead. The five of us get on so well and we’re already a tight-knit group and everyone is working hard behind the scenes.

I’ve never attempted anything close to resembling this challenge but it is now or never, it’s time to lose weight, get fit hopefully add years to our lives and raise a ton of cash for the Taxi Charity.

If you succeed at climbing the highest mountain in Africa then what else is achievable? The sky really is the limit!  Or is it?  Only time will tell in just under a year.  I’m really looking forward to this challenge and so proud of my fellow cabbie climbers.

I’m 52 and will be 53 by the time we set off.  This needs to be done for us, the charity and for the trade. We can do this!

I’ve been a cabby 26 years and it’s about time I did something for the trade and I am very proud to do it.

I’ve been married to my lovely wife Karen for two and a half years and she is my rock and so supportive of all of us.  I couldn’t do it without her behind me, pushing me on.  I have two grown up Sons and 2 young Grandchildren.  I love music and play guitar (but not well). I also play golf just as badly but I love it and love getting out on the course with friends.

This is going to be the hardest thing I’ve ever done but I’m determined to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro with the guys, raise awareness for the charity and get some good PR for the London cab trade.

Kind regards,


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