Taxi Ride Round The World

An adventurer from Staffordshire has spent 15 months travelling the world in a black cab. Leigh Purnell and two friends clocked up over forty thousand pounds and raised 20 thousand pounds for the Red Cross.

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Record breaker explains how taxi challenge came about

"After a couple of beers and a night out we were looking at this taxi fare and thought they were the most expensive taxi fares ever. We looked it up and it turned out there's a world record and we went and did that.

We named the taxi Hannah after the Ella Fitzgerald song 'hard hard Hannah' because she's a gal who likes to see men suffer and she's certainly done that for us."