The Malabar Rampage 2017 has been a lot of fun so far, and we have the photos to prove it.
The Malabar Rampage 2017 has begun, and from the start it has been another excellent rickshaw challenge, with teams assembled from from all across the globe, and participants of all ages. Uniting them is journey of over 1000km, along a gorgeous stretch of coastline, visiting some of Southern India’s most fascinating sites. And, of course, they had to learn to drive, and stay alive in, rickshaws. Let’s let the participants own photos guide us through the first of challenge:
Firstly, Time to Relax
Before a long journey, it’s only right that teams had the chance to have a few beers and relax by the beach.
But Soon, Time to Get Serious
Participants had a lot to learn, but there are no better teachers than Princely and the Rickshaw Challenge gang.
And Suddenly: On the Road!
After a weekend of intense training, the teams hit the road. Departing Trivandrum, their first task was to head to Alleppey (Alapuzzha), the Venice of the East. On the second day driving, teams traveled North to Cochin (Kochi), the historic trading city.
Of Course, There were Fantastic Costumes
It’s not a Rickshaw Challenge without teams dressing up, and the Malabar Rampage 2017 has had plenty of that.
Everyone Made Friends With Locals
As ever, locals were keen to chat, take photos, or offer directions.
And There Was Time for Games Too
Is there a better way to make friends than sport? Not according to our teams. Whether it was a kickabout or some cricket, great fun was had.
Participants had to Make Traditional Chai Tea
It’s not just a race through India, there are challenges too. Teams had to learn how to make chai tea, and you can see, they had a fantastic time doing so!
And Get Friendly with Animals
India is blessed with incredible wildlife, so pariticpants were keen to get as close up as they could.
Learning to Fish the Indian Way
Kochi is famous for its ancient Chinese fishing nets, and on the teams got to give the old system a try. Whether they mastered it enough to help the locals is up for debate…
Breakdowns Occurred… But were Quickly Fixed
Rickshaws can be temperamental machines, as all the Malabar Rampage 2017 participants will have learned. However, there is always someone on hand to help, particularly the dedicated local crew with us on the challenge. As one of the participants put it, “Big Clap for these guys! They keep our Rickshaws safe by working until late at night! Nothing but love for them.”