Only two more days before the official start of the London Calling. It is about time to tell you a little bit more in detail about the 3 riders who will take the challenge of cycling from Belgium, through France until they reach the Deliveroo HQ in London.
The second rider is a real sports freak!
Meet Sam, 21 years old and passionate about extreme sports. Before going to university, he was an avid climber for 10 years. Today, Sam rides with Deliveroo and studies at the university. Through his university he can try out just about every sport he dreams off.
On the contrary of what you might think of a fanatic athlete, Sam’s best moments as a Deliveroo rider are the slow and relaxed days with less deliveries, when he can relax between his deliveries in a hammock at Park Spoor Noord or on one of the many public benches in the city.
One of his best memories at Deliveroo is when he had to deliver pizzas, together with another rider, to an office. Once arrived at the 5th floor – by climbing the stairs! – they put the pizzas on the table, in the middle of what at first looked like a business meeting. Cool surprise: they’d actually ordered an extra pizza for the two riders. So Sam stayed there a little longer than expected to enjoy the food, a couple of drinks and to meet nice people. And it didn’t stay with that one generous customer, once Sam received a 20 euro tip because the customer felt guilty for putting the wrong address in the app.
His advice for other Deliveroo riders? Drive with a smile, even when it rains, and be careful in traffic! Oh, and do not forget to enjoy the opportunity to discover new restaurants while riding. As a big fan of hamburger restaurants, Sam has already tried almost every hamburger place in Antwerp. But he still loves to discover new places thanks to Deliveroo.