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The Knowledge

On the Road to Becoming an Elite London Cabbie

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Date
Feb 04, 2014
Location
London, England

Facebook helps people connect with others who can help and support them through whatever they’re doing.

After spending 15 years in jail, Patric McGuinness is now a leader in his community who volunteers with at risk kids and always advocates for the power of a second chance.

Given his own second chance, Patric has decided to study for The Knowledge, an intense series of written and oral exams taken to be certified as a London cab driver. The test requires cabbies-in-training to memorize thousands of the city’s streets, and can take some hopefuls years to complete.

To practice for the exam, the “Knowledge Boys” and “Knowledge Girls” have created a Facebook Group to serve as a forum and support system where they provide tips and encouragement to one another as they study.

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