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Adrian Grist
Adrian Grist

Barking Berks: Going underground

A pub manager from Reading is attempting to beat the world record of visiting all 275 London Underground tube stations in one day. He hopes to raise £1000 for this year's Reading Pride. Mind the gap!

Adrian Grist is on a mission. And by the end of it he might just take the bus about London next time he's up in the big smoke.

"It's something I've wanted to do for ages and raising money for Pride seemed like the perfect excuse."
Adrian Grist

Adrian is attempting to break a world record by visiting all 275 London Underground stations in one day. The time he has to beat is 18 hours 35 minutes and 43 seconds.

Quite a challenge, but one the Wynford Arms manager is willing to take as he's is doing it all to raise funds for Reading Pride, which takes place on Saturday 2 September.

The Wynford Arms, one of Reading's gay venues, has always been a supporter of Reading Pride and, with the free family event growing bigger and more expensive every year, Adrian decided to take action. 

"It's something I've wanted to do for ages and raising money for Pride seemed like the perfect excuse," he said, adding, "hopefully we should raise up to £1000 towards it."

Find out more about Reading Pride 2006 here:
BBC Berkshire: Reading Pride 2006 >

Adrian and his team of two will embark on their journey on Thursday 10 August.

To sponsor Adrian and to keep track of his progress, log on to:
Reading Pride >
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The intrepid trio will be starting at 5.28am at Amersham at the end of the Metropolitan line and are hoping to finish shortly after midnight and beating the record time.

Thankfully it doesn't involve stepping out onto each station.

"As long as the train stops and the doors open you don't have to get off, only to change lines," said Adrian.

However, the team will still have to change trains about 75 times.

Rather him than us eh!

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last updated: 09/08/06
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Good luck Adrain, wishing you the best

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