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Water fights, Drag Races and Rickshaw Hopping: Riding with Dukes of the Green

Water fights, Drag Races and Rickshaw Hopping: Riding with Dukes of the Green

Final leg of the Rickshaw Challenge Classic Run and I decide to take my life into my own hands by travelling to Kerala with the infamous Dukes of the Green to the finishing line. From water fights, drag racing and hopping between rickshaws, there is no dull moment with these lads.  Day 9, Kanniyakumari – Trivandrum  ...
7 Jan, 2015 by Jennifer Walker 
Mountain Roads and Kleptomaniac Monkeys: The Journey to India

Mountain Roads and Kleptomaniac Monkeys: The Journey to India's Tip

The journey to mainland India's most southern point took us through the Western Ghats, to waterfalls, thieving monkeys, more sacred elephants and kidnapped trophies. Our teams had to navigate mountain roads and potholes to see the sun set over Cape Comorin where the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal all meet on our pen...
7 Jan, 2015 by admin 
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 
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