From 01 – 14 January 2014, Jodie, Claire and Erica will be riding a motorised rickshaw (a.k.a ‘a tuk tuk’) 3500km (ish) across India from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan to Cochin, Kerala. There is no fixed route and the ride is completely unsupported.
The Adventurists, the organisers of the Rickshaw Run, say the following –
‘(a) 3,500km pan-Indian adventure in a 7 horsepower glorified lawnmower. The Rickshaw Run is easily the least sensible thing to do with two weeks.’ So we thought it would be a wonderful way to kick-off 2014!
We are covering all our own participation fees for the run. We are also raising money for Cool Earth (the official charity of the Rickshaw Run), an environmental charity that works in partnership with indigenous communities and St Christopher’s Hospice, which provides palliative care to terminally ill patients in south east London.
As we all now proudly call lovely Peckham our home (and this is where Claire and Jodie met Erica), our Rickshaw Run will have a decidedly SE15 flavour. Our team name and our rickshaw’s paintjob honour that other three-wheeler to have emerged from the streets of Peckham: the Robin Reliant of Only Fools and Horses fame.
So, with cries of ‘(S)he who dares wins’, we’ll be setting off with less speed and great haste on New Year’s Day 2014 from an ancient fort in the desert city of Jaisalmer in a rickshaw painted to resemble a Robin Reliant and dressed up as Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert (but who’s who?). Think of us as you’re nursing your hangovers, tucking into your roast lunches or setting off for a leisurely hike across crisp green rolling English hills.
We will certainly look like plonkers, but for those 14 days, the world will be our lobster. So be sure to follow us here, or on Facebook, for regular updates.
It’s not farewell…just bonjour!
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