On 4 June,
Call Sign visited the Hilton Hotel
at Euston and the venue for the annual ‘Cycle the World’ fund-raising activity staged in the hotel foyer by the London
Taxidrivers’ Fund for Underprivileged Children. Two Committee members and
various members of hotel staff were eagerly pedalling away on stationary
gymnasium bikes to raise money for the Fund.
“Our aim,” said Fund Hon Chairman and long-time Dial-a-Cab subscriber David Lessman
(D19) “is to beat last year’s total of £300 and 111.47 miles within the
allotted eight hour time slot. Each cyclist does a twenty minute stint before
handing over to the next
cyclist. A bit like
a relay race, except that the bikes don’t move,” he said with a grin as the
due’s sweaty polo shirts told the story!
The Fund’s Hon Secretary, Malcolm Shaffron, added that they
already closing in on last year’s figure.
“Hotel guests have contributed generously,” he said with a sly smile before adding the
telling remark, “although that apparently was an easier option than to take up
our offer of building up a sweat by having a 20-minute bash on a bike!”
With the famous Lessman twinkle in his eye, David concluded by telling Call Sign/i>:
“We made hotel guests an offer they found difficult to refuse!”
For more info visit www.ltfuc.org.uk
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