Three guys, One dream. Ben Southey, Brendan Lickerman and Wynter Dares have decided to embark on a 3500 kilometre, 3-week adventure across India. The catch is that they will do this in a 7 horsepower glorified lawnmower also known as a Rickshaw or a Tuk Tuk. The Rickshaw Run is easily the least sensible thing to do with a few weeks. We will cross the entire length of India. Top to bottom. Plus a bit more. Starting in the far north east in Shillong, capital of Meghalaya; one of the last places on earth where the ladies are traditionally in charge (a matrilineal society). It's tucked up way beyond Bangladesh in the hills so hardly anyone ever gets up this way - perfect for launching a Rickshaw Run then. We will then head north via the shitty road to Guwuhati then stop in to the Himalayan foothills, have a cup of tea in Darjeeling or go the really long way round through Nepal. Onwards towards Bihar: we have been warned to not talk to strangers with guns or masks here or we may find ourselves butt naked on the side of the road with nothing left except scuppered hopes and dreams. Next bit - the whole of the rest of India. We will swing south and keep the sunset vaguely on the right hand side and finish up with a jaunt over the Western Ghats and arrive smelling like shit and covered in dirt at the finish line on the Keralan coast. Top to bottom. Done.
We are asking for support for Cool Earth as part of this adventure. All funds raised will go directly to Cool Earth as we are self-funding our Rickshaw Run. We appreciate any support you can provided.
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