The Touring Trotters

Rickshaw Run launch – 3

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Today was a day of boring travel from Delhi to Jaisalmer, peppered with some moments of hilarity. Now safely installed in our guest house and enjoying some beers at the rooftop restaurant with a view of Jaisalmer Fort, listening to Jack Johnson, we feel like proper backpackers, only a decade too old.

Tomorrow is our first date with Robbie the Rickshaw. What should we wear?!

Plonker of the Day
Claire – the following conversation transcript shows why:
While waiting for our driver at a rest stop in a one horse Rajasthani town, a cow wonders towards us
Claire: That’s a fat cow. Maybe it’s preggers. Do you think it’s a boy cow or a girl cow?
Jodie: I have no idea.
Claire: Do boy cows have udders?
Jodie: What the hell?! Do you think that you can milk a boy cow?
Claire: Can’t you?
Jodie: snorts with laughter and disbelief
Claire: It’s just that the cow’s wee hole seems to be half way up its stomach. I’m going to ask Erica…
She wanders over to the car where Erica is keeping warm
Claire: Can you milk a boy cow? Do they have udders?
Erica: look of disbelief No! But that cow had some grass stuck to its willy.

Oh. My. Days. You. Plonker.

Phrase of the Day
‘I think I’ve reached my limit of shithole’
As uttered by Claire as we drove into Jaisalmer, the launching post of the Rickshaw Run and described by the Lonely Planet as a ‘breathtaking sight’. It’s going to be a long 2 weeks.

Moment of the Day
After a flight from Delhi and a 5 hour drive across the desert from Jodhpur, 5 minutes from Jaisalmer, our taxi blew a tyre. We all stumble out, bleary eyed. The bags are unloaded. The driver changes the tyre in an impressively short 5 minutes. We give him congratulatory thumbs up and smiles. We re-load the car and jump back in, eager to reach our destination after a long day on the road. Bump bump bump Everyone looks at the driver. He indicates with his hands that the tyre is smaller than the others. ‘Jump jump jump’, he says. Descent into hysterical giggles as we bounce into Jaisalmer.

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Rickshaw Run launch – 4

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Namaste! It’s only 4 days to go before the launch of the Rickshaw Run and we’ve made it safely (but possibly not soundly) to Delhi. Unfortunately it’s only the briefest of stays as we’re leaving for Jaisalmer tomorrow. A flight to the blue city of Jodhpur and a 5 hour road journey across the Great Thar Desert awaits.

Plonker of the day
Jodie – after some rather chaotic last minute packing, she managed to forget her International Driving Permit (disastrous), adaptor plugs (problematic but fixable) and Peckham T-shirt (annoying).

Moment of the day
Uncle Albert and Rodney (also known as Erica and Jodie) welcomed Del Boy (Claire) at Indira Gandhi Airport (Claire had flown via Dubai). Cue confused and worried stares from passers by…we’ll have to get used to this.

Phrase of the day
Fortune favours the brave (Taken from Claire’s fortune cookie at The Sidewok restaurant in Connaught Place. Yes, we ate Chinese food on our first night in India. No judgment please. You have to grab every non-curry opportunity going).

Our final prize giveaway winner is…

Happy Christmas one and all!

There couldn’t be a more perfect day to announce the final winner of the great Touring Trotters’ prize giveaway. And our lucky donor is Ling! The £40 voucher to dine at Babur will be on its way to her very soon. A wonderful late Christmas present. See below for further details.

We would like to say another huge thank you to everybody who has donated so far. We have now raised over £1800 for St Christopher’s Hospice, which is truly astonishing. Every time a notification email has pinged through to my inbox, it has felt like Christmas morning. Your generosity is overwhelming.

If you haven’t yet donated, there’s still time (just)…the more you give, the more money will go to directly to our chosen charity, St Christopher’s Hospice. Click on the JustGiving button on this blog to make your donation.

We are leaving on Friday 27 December for India. We can’t believe that this is all really happening, but we know that you’ll all be with us every hair-raising bend of the way.

Ling’s prize

Our final prize was a £40 voucher to dine at Babur, Zagat 2013 London’s ‘best Indian restaurant’. Located on the Forest Hill/Honour Oak/Crofton Park borders in south east London, this hidden gem of a restaurant is ‘worth the journey’ from anywhere (according to Zagat). Open since 1985, Babur is renowned for its stunning and innovative modern Indian cuisine, and particularly its sensational tasting menu. The restaurant’s stylish, earthy interior features exposed brick walls, natural wooden furniture and beautiful handmade Bengali artworks.

Zagat 2013 London Restaurants

Taking Indian food to new heights”, this Dulwich destination presents “amazing gourmet” cuisine with “exciting flavour combinations” and “seasonal” specials made with “not typical” meats (quail, haddock, venison and rabbit have all been spotted); the “classy” exposed brick digs are home to staff who exhibit real “enthusiasm” as they deliver the fare and “fantastic cocktails”, all “great value” – and “worth the journey” from anywhere.

The Independent 50 Best Curry Houses:

People don’t come here and ask for curry house dishes – instead…they enjoy the wonderful offerings of the highly talented chef and his team,’ explains Peter. ‘The restaurant only has 74 covers and is very popular so booking is advised.

The great Touring Trotters’ prize giveaway (stage 3)

Christmas is very nearly upon us which means that there are now only 21 days to go before the launch of the Rickshaw Run…eek! We have all our paperwork in place (visa, international driving license, insurance), our flights are booked and we should start thinking about packing soon. The only item I have out and ready is a funnel and a length of hosepipe…a Rickshaw Run veteran advised me that this would come in useful for filling the petrol tank…It really is all getting rather real and scary.

We’re now pleased to announce our third (and last) prize giveaway. Think of it as an early Christmas present. Everyone who has donated on our JustGiving page (just click on the button on this blog) by 23:59 on Tuesday 17 December will be entered into the draw. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…we really have been completely bowled over by the generosity of our friends and family. Your overwhelming support for our crazy, reckless and dangerous adventure is deeply worrying (?!) and incredibly heart-warming at the same time.

The prize

Our final prize is a £40 voucher to dine at Babur, Zagat 2013 London’s ‘best Indian restaurant’. Located on the Forest Hill/Honour Oak/Crofton Park borders in south east London, this hidden gem of a restaurant is ‘worth the journey’ from anywhere (according to Zagat). Open since 1985, Babur is renowned for its stunning and innovative modern Indian cuisine, and particularly its sensational tasting menu. The restaurant’s stylish, earthy interior features exposed brick walls, natural wooden furniture and beautiful handmade Bengali artworks.

You may well be thinking that it’s rather unfair to all those who live north of the river (or shock horror, outside London) that both our dining vouchers have been for restaurants in areas with SE postcodes. You’re most definitely wondering…Forest Hill? Honor Oak? Crofton Park? Where on earth?

Well, get with the programme people…this is a Peckham-themed charity adventure and we are all about everything SE.

For you London folk, this restaurant cannot be easier to reach. For those from outside the big city…sorry! Claire has a spare room…why not make a weekend of it?

Babur really is worth the journey from anywhere. If you think I’m spinning you a tale in order to encourage you to donate, you may be right…so read the reviews below :-)!

Tempted? Don’t forget to donate by Tuesday 17 December!

Zagat 2013 London Restaurants

Taking Indian food to new heights”, this Dulwich destination presents “amazing gourmet” cuisine with “exciting flavour combinations” and “seasonal” specials made with “not typical” meats (quail, haddock, venison and rabbit have all been spotted); the “classy” exposed brick digs are home to staff who exhibit real “enthusiasm” as they deliver the fare and “fantastic cocktails”, all “great value” – and “worth the journey” from anywhere.

The Independent 50 Best Curry Houses:

People don’t come here and ask for curry house dishes – instead…they enjoy the wonderful offerings of the highly talented chef and his team,’ explains Peter. ‘The restaurant only has 74 covers and is very popular so booking is advised.

Our second prize giveaway winner is…

Firstly, apologies for the delay in announcing the winner of our second prize giveaway. I’ve been in China for the last 2 weeks where WordPress blogs are banned and so have been unable to update you all…I know you’ve been waiting with bated breath.

Without further ado, we’re pleased to reveal that our second prize giveaway winner is Roger! He’s already received the £60 voucher for a fabulous dinner at the wonderful Ganapati, London’s best South Indian restaurant (see below for more details). A lovely festive treat.

We would like to say another huge thank you to everybody who has donated so far. We have now surpassed our fundraising target thanks to you wonderful lot. But, if you haven’t yet donated, there’s still time…the more you give, the more money will go to directly to our chosen charity, St Christopher’s Hospice.

And especially to motivate you to click on that JustGiving button now that it’s Christmas, we have another restaurant voucher to giveaway next week. Everyone who has donated will be entered into the draw. Watch this blog for further details.

Roger’s prize

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A second prize giveaway is a £60 voucher for Ganapati, the home of South Indian cuisine in Peckham, with a menu influenced by the family style cooking and street food of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Having dined here several times, we can thoroughly recommend this gem of a restaurant as the best for authentic South Indian dishes in London…the masala dosas are simply out of this world…but don’t just take our word for it…

“… and it’s probably the finest example of south Indian food I’ve had outside India.”
—Telegraph Magazine

“The menu is mouth-watering and screams authenticity.”
—Evening Standard

“This isn’t just a paratha. This is a Ganapati paratha…”
—Guardian Weekend

“The very incarnation of a hidden gem, Ganapati’s brilliantly coloured interior is every bit as warm and vibrant as its southern Indian cooking.”
—Metro

“The best Keralan cooking in London…”
—Elle Decoration

“There’s an attention to detail here that shows this lot genuinely cares about what they’re doing…”
—Metro

“Fresh, healthy and delicious – a local treasure…”
—Harper’s Bazaar

The great Touring Trotters’ prize giveaway (stage 2)

Firstly we’d like to express our huge thanks to everybody who has donated to our cause so far. You have helped us soar over our original fundraising target. We are truly touched by your incredible genorosity and support.

As a way to show our gratitude and to encourage yet more of our friends and family to dig deep in this festive season, and with the help of Ganapati, we’re happy to announce our next prize giveaway. Anybody who has donated on our JustGiving page by 23:59 on Wednesday 20 November will be entered into a draw to win a £60 voucher to dine at this wonderful Peckham restaurant specialising in South Indian cuisine.

The more you donate, the higher your chances of winning. Each £5 donated equates to one entry into the draw. So if you donate £10, you’ll be entered twice.

Remember, every penny you donate goes directly to our chosen charity, St Christopher’s Hospice.

The prize

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You could be in with a chance of winning a £60 voucher to spend on a delicious meal at Ganapati, the home of South Indian cuisine in Peckham, with a menu influenced by the family style cooking and street food of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Having dined here several times, we can thoroughly recommend this gem of a restaurant as the best for authentic South Indian dishes in London…the masala dosas are simply out of this world…but don’t just take our word for it…

“… and it’s probably the finest example of south Indian food I’ve had outside India.”
—Telegraph Magazine

“The menu is mouth-watering and screams authenticity.”
—Evening Standard

“This isn’t just a paratha. This is a Ganapati paratha…”
—Guardian Weekend

“The very incarnation of a hidden gem, Ganapati’s brilliantly coloured interior is every bit as warm and vibrant as its southern Indian cooking.”
—Metro

“The best Keralan cooking in London…”
—Elle Decoration

“There’s an attention to detail here that shows this lot genuinely cares about what they’re doing…”
—Metro

“Fresh, healthy and delicious – a local treasure…”
—Harper’s Bazaar

For those of you who will be travelling from North London or further afield, you’ll be pleased to know that Ganapati is located conveniently close to Peckham Rye station (on the East London Line!). If you still feel nervous about dining in Peckham…a) grow a pair (we’re about to embark on a 3500km journey across India aboard an oversized lawnmower) and b) get down with the cool kids (read our blog post ‘Peckham‘).

Happy donating and good luck!

And our first prize giveaway winner is…

Last night we used some very high tech pieces of paper to conduct a good old fashioned prize draw out of a hat…and our first winner is Phoebe! The fabulous goodies generously donated by Garudio Studiage (see below) will shortly be ‘trotting’ their way to her.

We would like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to everybody who has donated so far. We have already reached our fundraising target thanks to our wonderful family and friends. But, if you haven’t yet donated, don’t let that stop you…the more you give, the more money will go to directly to our chosen charity, St Christopher’s Hospice.

And especially to motivate you to click on that JustGiving button as we approach the party season, we have two vouchers for our favourite London Indian restaurants to giveaway over the next few weeks. Everyone who has donated will be entered into the draw. Watch this blog for further details.

Phoebe’s prize
Wildlife of London. Oh, how we love London and all its natural splendour! Meet the flying ant, the feral pigeon and Camberhell’s genuine crack-addict squirrel in this twisted urban take on the souvenir tea towel.

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And…

Bag O’Nails. High quality meets low-taste in this hand screen printed bag featuring the iconic nail bar art from Peckham. Developed from Chris Ratcliffe’s screen printed ‘Blue Off – Licence Carrier Bags’ project, this tacky tote is a more practical celebration of what’s brilliantly bad about London.

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Garudio Studiage

Garudio Studiage is a Peckham-based creative collective set up by Chris Ratcliffe, Laura Cave, Anna Walsh and Hannah Havana.

With individual specialisms in screen printing, jewellery and painting, the group also work together and with friends, taking part in a wonderfully bizarre array of exhibitions and events, as well as making props, displays and products.

The appropriately glamourous and unpronounceable name is derived from the words ‘Garage studio’ which is exactly where the venture started out in 2003. Working amongst sand, stray cats and broken car parts, the collective started making screenprints and jewellery for sale and exhibition, and thus the mighty Garudio Studiage was born!

More recent times have seen a move to new premises and an expanding list of clients and projects, as well as the Garudio and Friends online shop.

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The great Touring Trotters’ prize giveaway (stage 1)

Thanks to the generosity of Garudio Studiage, we’re happy to announce our first prize giveaway (and it’s not ice cream). Anybody who has donated on our JustGiving page (and we’re very grateful) by 23:59 on Sunday 10 November will be entered into a draw for a fabulously creative and Peckham-themed prize from Garudio Studiage.

The more you donate, the higher your chances of winning. Each £5 donated equates to one entry into the draw. So if you donate £10, you’ll be entered twice.

More prizes will follow as the date of the launch on New Year’s Day 2014 moves ever closer.

Remember, every penny you donate goes directly to our chosen charity, St Christopher’s Hospice.

The prize

Wildlife of London. Oh, how we love London and all its natural splendour! Meet the flying ant, the feral pigeon and Camberhell’s genuine crack-addict squirrel in this twisted urban take on the souvenir tea towel.

tea_towels

And…

Bag O’Nails. High quality meets low-taste in this hand screen printed bag featuring the iconic nail bar art from Peckham. Developed from Chris Ratcliffe’s screen printed ‘Blue Off – Licence Carrier Bags’ project, this tacky tote is a more practical celebration of what’s brilliantly bad about London.

dal_peck_bags

Garudio Studiage

Garudio Studiage is a Peckham-based creative collective set up by Chris Ratcliffe, Laura Cave, Anna Walsh and Hannah Havana.

With individual specialisms in screen printing, jewellery and painting, the group also work together and with friends, taking part in a wonderfully bizarre array of exhibitions and events, as well as making props, displays and products.

The appropriately glamourous and unpronounceable name is derived from the words ‘Garage studio’ which is exactly where the venture started out in 2003. Working amongst sand, stray cats and broken car parts, the collective started making screenprints and jewellery for sale and exhibition, and thus the mighty Garudio Studiage was born!

More recent times have seen a move to new premises and an expanding list of clients and projects, as well as the Garudio and Friends online shop.

main_garudio_logo

Meet Robbie the Rickshaw

Meet the fourth member of our team: Robbie the Rickshaw. He has a rather dreamy new coat! We’ve submitted the paint job design to the Adventurists, whose team of expert rickshaw pimpers in India will start bringing it to life ready for our arrival in Jaisalmer after Christmas.

We’ve borrowed the look of the classic Robin Reliant (hence the name Robbie) from Only Fools and Horses and have customised it with some Indian-inspired symbols:

Lotus flower: the padma or sacred lotus, often used as an example of divine beauty and purity, plays a central role in Indian religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Om: a mantra and mystical Sanskrit sound of Hindu origin , sacred and important in various Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism.

Swastika: literally meaning ‘it is good’, the swastika remains widely used in Indian religions, primarily as a a tantric symbol to evoke shakti or the sacred symbol of auspiciousness. Note that the arms are rotated in the opposite direction from the swastika incorporated into the flag of the German Nazi Party.

Ganesha: everybody’s favourite Hindu god, easily identifiable by his elephant head, Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles (we’re hoping this extends to large trucks, cows and any other Indian road users), the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom.

Robin Reliant image

We’ll be completing the pimping with an Essex boy racer-style sound system (oh yeah), some fairy lights (well, it will be Christmas) and a rather large horn (entirely practical…’cow, get out the bloody way’).

We’re hoping that Robbie will be a true gallant gentleman and look after his ladies on our 3500km journey across India…and that he won’t fall sick too often.

Tuk Tuk Trifecta: The Rickshaw Run

This amazing video diary records the trials and tribulations of team Tuk Tuk Trifecta on the January 2012 Rickshaw Run. They completed the same journey from Jaisalmer to Cochin that we’ll be undertaking in 2 months time.

It’s long, but well worth watching. Through this video, you’ll experience some of what we hope to encounter…only you’ll be sitting on your comfortable sofa in your warm living room for 40 minutes and we’ll be bouncing along in a windswept rickshaw for over 10,000 minutes!

Videos of the Rickshaw Run September 2013

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We came across these brilliant videos of the September 2013 Rickshaw Run from Shillong to Jaisalmer (where we’ll be colleting the battered rickshaws, hopefully beautifully repaired and pimped ready for the journey to Cochin). Thank you team Hare Krashnas!

A new team member!

After much persuasion (and some fortuitous timing), Claire (Jodie’s twin sister and Erica’s neighbour) has finally decided to join us on the Rickshaw Run.

Claire is taking a career-break of sorts this year. She will have just finished a diploma in tropical medicine, which should come in handy, and will be en route to start a new 6 month job in a Sydney hospital…perhaps not such a sensible idea then to attempt to drive a rickshaw 3500km across India? Oh well, I’m sure those Aussie hospital managers will understand if when she turns up on day one, she’s not quite the same person they recruited.

Claire

Claire’s the one holding the shot.

We were hoping to find somebody who had both advanced driving skills and the ability to fix the rickshaw when it inevitably breaks down. Where did we go wrong? The only consolation is that as a doctor with specialist knowledge of emergency medicine, she’ll be able to fix us when her reckless driving lands us in a pickle. Or at least, she’ll be in charge of the Imodium when Delhi Belly strikes.

Driving style: Reckless

Only Fools and Horses character: Del Boy

Most likely to say: You plonker!

Fabulous photos

Our fabulous photos of India were taken by the supremely talented Simon Baker. So a big thanks to him for allowing us to use them. We wanted to show you some of the places and faces we’re likely to see along our journey.

We’ll be Instagramming (if this isn’t already a verb, it jolly well should be) our way from Jaisalmer to Cochin with live updates right here on the blog. However, even with the help of filters and special effects, we won’t come close to the quality of Simon’s shots.

Simon’s available for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and any exotic travel photography projects (!). If you want to contact him, fill in the form below.

Only Fools and Horses

As Claire, Jodie and Erica all hail from Peckham, the area has become something of a theme for our Rickshaw Run. Only Fools and Horses is one of Peckham’s most (in)famous exports. Our rickshaw will be painted to resemble the yellow Robin Reliant (we’re hoping that it will live up to its ancestor and be reliable, but we fear it will be anything but…) and we plan to set off on launch day dressed up as characters from the show. It’ll be a comedy moment for sure. Lovely jubbly.

Only Fools and Horses is a British sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan. Seven series were originally broadcast on BBC One in the UK between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003.

Set in Peckham in south London, it stars David Jason as ambitious market trader Derek “Del Boy” Trotter, Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney, and Lennard Pearce as their elderly Grandad. After Pearce’s death in 1984, his character was replaced by Uncle Albert (Buster Merryfield). The series chronicles the Trotters’ highs and lows in life, in particular their attempts to get rich.

The characters

Derek “Del Boy” Trotter (David Jason): Del was an archetypal South London market trader, willing to sell anything to anyone to earn money. A lovable loser, he was sharp-witted, image conscious and an eternal optimist, always convinced that his latest money making scheme would turn him into a millionaire, but invariably a failure because he lacked the required nous to realise his ambitions.

Rodney Trotter (Nicholas Lyndhurst): Del Boy’s brother, naive, much younger and easily-influenced, more academically gifted, although only to the extent of two GCEs, but generally gormless and lacking common sense.

Uncle Albert (Buster Merryfield): Grandad’s long-lost brother, despite claiming to never talk about his past, his long-winded anecdotes about his wartime experiences with the Royal Navy became one of the show’s running gags, usually beginning with the words “During the war…” which resulted in exasperated groans from anyone nearby.

The catchphrases

The series had an impact on English culture, contributing several words and phrases to the English language.

Catchphrase: Character:
Boeuf a la mode as the French say! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
I heard a rumour that Mickey Mouse wears a Rodney Trotter wristwatch! Boycie
Bless him! Rodney Trotter
The world is your lobster Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
La plume de la ma tante! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Del Boy! Boycie
Mange tout Rodney, mange tout! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Not farewell…just Bonjor Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Oh shut up you tart! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
You plonker Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Leave it out Rodney Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Apre moi la deluge Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Pot pourri! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Knocked off? Boycie
Cushty! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Mon Dieu! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
This time next year, we’ll be millionaires! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Lovely Jubbly Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Lovely jubbly Del Boy
And it’s all this dipstick’s fault! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
What are you trying to do to me? Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Oh contraire Rodney,Oh contraire Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
He’s a card ain’t he! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
What a Wally! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
You know it makes sense Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
I’d look a right dipstick! Rodney Trotter
If you had a brain you’d be dangerous Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Leave it out Rodney! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Fetch the suitcase from the van, Rodney Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
He who dares, wins! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Fromage frais! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
What a 42 carat plonker you really are! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Sit down Marlene! Boycie
Don’t be a plonker all your life, Rodney! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Bloody hell! Rodney Trotter
You twonk! Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
During the war… Uncle Albert
Mum said to me on her death bed… Derek Trotter (Del Boy)
Shut up you saucy old git Del Boy

The Robin Reliant

Owing to its exposure on Only Fools and Horses, the Reliant Regal van is now often linked with the show in the British media. The one used by the Trotters has attained cult status and is currently on display at the Cars of the Stars exhibition at the National Motor Museum, alongside many other vehicles from British and American television and movies, such as the Batmobile and the DeLorean from Back to the Future.

Robin Reliant

Our route

The Adventurists refer to an ‘un-route’ , which we think is a very apt description since we really have no route plan. But we will have one at some point before New Year’s Day and we’ll keep you posted right here.

Suffice to say, the journey is completely independent and unsupported, so you can go any way you please. We start in Jaisalmer in the desert state of Rajasthan and finish two weeks later in Cochin in lush, green Kerala in the south. In between lie the states of Gujurat, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka (the most direct route as the crow flies). For those who are unfamiliar with the geography of India (Claire and Erica take note!), see the map above. We’re planning on buying a slightly more detailed one for route planning.

It’s a very long way indeed. Mon Dieu.