About Cabbies do Atlantic Row
The Atlantic Dash is an ocean rowing regatta where everyone has the same goal: to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
London Cab drivers Daren Parr, John Dillane, Bob Barber and Stuart Lockhart will attempt to row the Atlantic from Lanzarote to Antigua in 2023.
As ‘Cabbies Do Kilimanjaro’, they raised £18,000 for The Taxi Charity when they climbed Kilimanjaro in 2019, and in February 2022 they climbed Kilimanjaro and Meru and raised £8,000 for the London Taxi Drivers’ Charity for Children and a Tanzanian orphanage.
The Atlantic Row was the idea of a fellow London cabbie who had suffered a stroke in 2021 and the team wish to raise the profile of this condition especially among London Cab drivers. Money raised from this challenge will be split between the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, The Stroke Association, and a Tanzanian Orphanage near Arusha.
The ‘Cabbies do Atlantic Row’ team is being supported by Avon Marina who is providing a Scud Ocean Rowing boat for the Atlantic Dash ocean rowing race and Monkey First Adventures who will be offering advice about the challenge.