The Touring Trotters

Category: Blog


Rickshaw Run launch – 3

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…

Read More

Rickshaw Run launch – 4

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Videos of the Rickshaw Run September 2013

Bollywood poster

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!

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More