The Touring Trotters


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…

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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…

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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!

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Claire, Jodie and Erica all live in Peckham. As the area has inspired our rickshaw’s paintjob, our team name and most importantly, our choice of charity, we thought we’d better let you in on the not-so-secret secrets of SE15. Peckhamania:…

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A brief (video) guide to the Rickshaw Run

Ever wondered what’s involved with driving a 7 horsepower, three-wheeled rickshaw beast across the entire Indian sub-continent? Look no further than this video produced by the Adventurists. Horror-inducing and inspirational in equal measure.

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The rickshaw

According to the Adventurists: ‘With a pounding heart of 145.45cc pushing 7hp of raw power to three tiny wheels, the humble auto-Rickshaw is a feat of non-engineerance. Loud, uncomfortable, prone to breaking down a lot and completely useless at protecting…

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