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Setting Fire to Saris and Other Rickshaw Challenge Antics

Setting Fire to Saris and Other Rickshaw Challenge Antics

A relaxed day on the road, but a heated storm in the kitchen. As our participants explore an idyllic tropical fruit plantation, little did they know that they have saris, fire and hot tempers to contend with. Day 7, Tuticorin – Tirunelveli With only 97km to tackle on the road today, our teams thought they were getting ...
5 Jan, 2015 by admin 
From Sacred Elephants to Hidden Beaches: The Rickshaw Challenge Does Rural India

From Sacred Elephants to Hidden Beaches: The Rickshaw Challenge Does Rural India

Coconuts, potholes and hidden lagoons, today's Rickshaw Challenge activities took our participants off the beaten track into the heart of rural India, to shore temples and sacred elephants, so far off the tourist route that you become the attraction. Day 6, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu Based for two nights in the fishing city of ...
5 Jan, 2015 by admin 
Bright Temples, Mechanic Kangaroos and More Rick

Bright Temples, Mechanic Kangaroos and More Rick'Rolls: Happy New Year from the Rickshaw Challenge

Recovering from a hectic New Years party, our teams spent most of the day in bed, while the braver members of the Rickshaw Challenge Classic Run 2015 explored Madurai's colourful temple. After taking it easy on our rest day, the convoy of rickshaws headed down to the fishing town of Tuticorin on the coast. Mostly an uneventful d...
3 Jan, 2015 by admin 
A Living Chola Temple and a Smashed Up Rickshaw: Just Another Day on the Rickshaw Challenge

A Living Chola Temple and a Smashed Up Rickshaw: Just Another Day on the Rickshaw Challenge

On the last day of 2014, we leave Thanjavur for Madurai, exploring the epic Living Chola Temple of Brihadishwara before visiting a village tile factory and contenting with shoe stealing monkeys at Tirumayam Fort. While everyone made it to the New Year unscathed, one of our rickshaws didn’t. Day 3, Thanjavur to Madurai Th...
2 Jan, 2015 by admin 
Temples, goats and potholes - Ride along from Pondicherry to Thanjavur

Temples, goats and potholes - Ride along from Pondicherry to Thanjavur

Leaving the cyclone behind, day 2 on the Rickshaw Challenge took us away from the coast into deep Tamil Nadu, into the mysical world of ancient temples, goats that eat everything, friendly locals, terrible roads and of course, more breakdowns.  Day 2, Pondicherry to Thanjavur  After a night of partying, most of our tea...
1 Jan, 2015 by admin 
Rickshaw Challenge Classic Run Tackles a Cyclone, Breakdowns and Local Toilets

Rickshaw Challenge Classic Run Tackles a Cyclone, Breakdowns and Local Toilets

Days before the Rickshaw Challenge sees in its 9th year, the Classic Run 2015 kicks off from Chennai with the tail end of a cyclone for companion. As our participants drive a rickshaw for the first time, they have to contend with Chennai's crazy streets, heavy rains, breakdowns, among all the other obstacles that make the Ricksh...
30 Dec, 2014 by admin  0
India

India's Transport Museum

Vintage automobiles, bullock carts, motorcycles, auto-rickshaws and much more, are some of the attractions at the 'heritage transport museum' in Delhi, India. "The museum showcases the evolution of transportation in India and sets a benchmark in interpretation, exhibition and in communication. As the first private museum of...
23 Dec, 2014 by admin  0
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