Rickshaw Race from Mumbai to Chennai
Through the monsoon-soaked terrain from Mumbai to Bangalore, Little Miss Rickshaws comprising Pia Brasher, Alisha Hughes and Ruth Brown are getting plenty attention. “We’re elated to be part of the 6th Annual Mumbai Xpress Rickshaw Challenge from Mumbai to Chennai with a stopover in Bangalore today. We’re riding through villages and towns and have been receiving a lot of attention because people see three women driving a pink auto,” says Pia, who teaches in Dubai along with Alisha and Ruth.
Little Miss Rickshaws are rocking the challenge for another reason too – they are in the lead with Team Shanti, Thermo’s India Express, Valle Kulla, Team Sunshine and Hit The Road India following suit.
“We’re looking forward to our new challenge in Bangalore today – we’ve got to give our rickshaw a makeover, Indian style,” beams Pia.
Erik Jentges from Thermo’s India Express team too, is elated about the stopover in Bangalore. “One of the team members has a connection with a club in Bangalore and we’re all looking forward to some Bollywood dancing there before we ride on to finish the race in Chennai. So far, we’ve ridden through monsoon rain and had a great journey through the Nilgiri mountains,” says the university teacher from Switzerland.
While Erik and his teammate Thomas Kuhnelt from Germany have been last once, first once and in the middle of this race a few times, their main driving force is the opportunity to ride in India and visit lesser-privileged people along the way. “We’ve ridden through colourful towns and met diverse people, even some who don’t have a lot of things, but they’ve all been very friendly and helpful,” he says.
Via: The Times of India
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