This year we (Brian, Camila & Kelly) will be taking part in the most dangerous/stupid/exciting race we have come across to date: The Rickshaw Run! Most will have no idea what this is. And if you do, you’ll know it’s something that should probably be avoided at all costs. Let us paint a picture for you: Imagine driving 3,000kms in a 3 wheeled-car. Swap the wheels around, take the doors off their hinges, switch the engine with that of a lawnmower and you’re probably halfway there. Starting in Jaisalmer and (hopefully) ending in Kochi, we will be taking on the Indian roads in our “glorified lawnmower”. You’re probably wondering why we're doing this. Trust us, we're wondering that as well, but I can assure you we haven’t completely lost the plot...
Aside from the obvious adventure, we're also raising money for Cool Earth, an incredible NGO who's ultimate goal is to slow down the impact of climate change and protect our planet's rainforests. They work alongside indigenous villages and help these communities become self-sufficient by providing friendly alternatives to resist the pressure of giving into loggers. In other words, they ensure that villagers earn more from keeping the forest standing than they would otherwise earn from clearing it.
There are only 2 certainties on this trip:
1. We will break down (a minimum of 10 times) & cry buckets of tears.
2. We'll be kicking ass & raising money for an amazing cause.
Every pound/dollar counts, and the full amount will be donated to Cool Earth once the campaign is completed. Help a couple of lunatics out, we promise we'll make it worth your while with some precious video evidence of just how insane we can be.
Empowering the Asháninka to shield millions of acres of Amazon rainforest.