January 1st 100 Rickshaws will flood Cochin like rainwater in a North England town. Unlike the floods they will bring colour and joy wherever they go. But before that, there's the small matter of some test driving, rickshaw pimping and cricket match.
This page is the place to come for all the Rickshaw Run news between now and the Run.
Mr Joolz - 01/01/16 14:30
First brush with Disaster
If your life flashing before your eyes is a healthy reminder you're alive then it only took about 6 hours of the Rickshaw Run to invigorate team 'Shake & Bake' in a way they'll never forget.*
*Image used with permission of the team
Mr Joolz - 01/01/16 12:30
Bleary eyed and still sweating out the beer from the night before the runners hit the road this morning. After a smooth start within a matter of kilometres chaos was restored. Some teams were breaking down and crashing while others took time to chill on a beach.
Mr Joolz - 01/01/16 11:30
They might have no idea where they're going, but at least they look the part. Who said you cant disguise a hangover?
Rosa Earp 31.12.2012
As the sun sets on UK HQ, it's approaching the midnight hour in Cochin. So far, we've had these updates from the ground:
Mr Joolz - 31/12/15
Sunit from Team Naan-Stop was born in England. He's never been to India before, but his Indian grandparents spent most of their lives here and begged him not to take part.
Rosa Earp 21.12.2015
The traditional pre-Run Cricket match
Might be what Mr Matt describes as the "unusual cricketing stance." Certainly nothing Wisden's Cricketing Almanac would recodnise.
Team Honey Badgers donated a cricket bat signed by the Australian Cricket team to the opposing cricket team. Slightly trumps than our battered metal trophy.
The traditional pre-Run Cricket match had the traditional outcome: we lost, the local team triumphed. Bravo gents. A bat well earned.
Rosa Earp 31.12.2015
How was test-driving then?
You can't say they are not dramatic.
Seems like our work here is done.
Mr Joolz - 30/12/15 13:55
What better way to cross a Subcontinent?
The January pimp jobs are a wonderful mix of sublime and ridiculous.
Mr Joolz - 30/12/15 12:55
News from the parade ground
Team Flying Dutchies have a brand new Rickshaw. Don't be fooled into thinking they're at an advantage though. They've chewed through three engines already.
Mr Joolz - 30/12/15 12:05
Let Pimping Commence
To get anywhere on the Rickshaw Run, you need to be at one with your rickshaw. You want to make the old girl feel special so she'll return the kindness when the wicket gets sticky. The best way to make your rickshaw know you love her is to decorate her with paint, accessories and flowers. The worst way to make your rickshaw know you love her is to wire in a stereo, lights and airhorn which will inevitably lead to your wiring catching fire.
Mr Joolz - 30/12/15 11:55
Team Juggernaut on of the many teams bringing #RickshawRun to instagram
The January Rickshaw Run launches on January 1st You can follow all the action here on the blog, the tracking map, the Adventurists Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or you can just jump straight to the Live Dashboard.
If you prefer to participate than spectate (or if you like both) there are spaces on the April Run. You can sign up by hitting the big red button.