The one billionth Uber ride is taken in Hackney on Christmas Eve
PUBLISHED: 13:02 31 December 2015 | UPDATED: 14:02 31 December 2015
Uber has just passed another milestone in its short journey - the one billionth ride was taken on Christmas Eve and it happened in Hackney.
The milestone was reached on a £5 uberX journey from London Fields in Hackney to Hoxton on Thursday December 24.
That one billionth ride comes just five and a half years after the first ever ride took place in San Francisco on June 1, 2010.
After riding his way into the history books, Uber has given the customer, a man called Marvin, free Uber trips for a year.
His Uber driver has also not been forgotten by the company.
The driver, a man called Ara, will be packing his bags to go on holiday to a city of his choice.
To celebrate where the momentous ride took place, Uber has kindly donated to Hackney Pirates — a charity which develops the literacy, confidence, and perseverance of young people aged 9-12.