The parties have been partied, the ricks have been pimped. Our August Runners have sallied forth from Shillong.
Some went with a bang, some with a whimper but most stalled and were pushed off the podium.
And so it begins. Get your rolling news here.
15.33 11.08.2015 Mr Joolz
Last month we lent a bunch of our highly trained Rickshaw Runners to help the guys from Elephant Family to chauffeur folks around London for their fundraiser. As a thank-you they lent us a rickshaw to use at the Mongol Rally launch (we know who came off better in that deal).
Against all expectation neither time did we crash their rickshaws. Equally impressively the fundraiser raked in £700,000 which will go towards protecting the Indian Elephant. You can find out more about them over on their website or here.
11.03 13.08.2015 Mr Joolz
Krish from April team Tuk Fast Tuk Furious has won himself a case of Opihr Gin for shooting some snaps of the Opihr rickshaw on the April run. Mr Matt wanted a case for the pictures he took, but they told him to f*ck off.
17.13 12.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Team Rust and Dust are producing some truly cracking shots of their run. Not surprising really, since they are Rally Veterans and all round pros.
15.46 09.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Is there such a thing?
13.55 11.08.2015 Rosa Earp
06.28 10.08.2015 Rosa Earp
One team with two drivers managed to find eight volunteers to help get this noble vehicle out of her ditch.
Not unusual in India, but this video makes the cut though because of that magnificent scarf toss as the end. Job done. What a charmer.
01.15 10.08.2015 Rosa Earp
13.29 10.08.2015 Rosa Earp
They know what they are doing. Sounds legit to me.
15.48 09.08.2015 Rosa Earp
07.30 10.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Adventurist Matt always gives the same advice:
Not always Tarek. Just this time. You'll discover that soon enough.
17.38 09.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Yeah, that's not the right way. Apparently they fucked their steering axle right up with this one.
18.39 08.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Did we mention it was monsoon season?
Worked out well.
14.30 06.08.2015 Rosa Earp
I don't really want to ask actually.
11.30 07.08.2015 Rosa Earp
They don't stop to change drivers and they still get overtaken:
11.27 07.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Not exactly the kind of newspaper coverage we're after, but you get what you get.
09.15 07.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Top notch pictures coming in from the front lines. Day 2 is going well:
11.38 05.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Excellent last minute advice from our man in India:
12.43 05.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Team Naanageddon have only just started and have already hit the news:
5.22 05.08.2015 Rosa Earp
17.21 05.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Team Bohemian Blokes have had a good start.
10.15 05.08.2015 Mr Matt
And they've launched. Teams have erupted from Shillong like a past best curry between the buttocks of a pasty Englishman...
10.10 05.08.2015 Mr Joolz
This was the action from last night. Mr Matt declares this as not just one of the most ridiculous Rickshaw Run parties he's ever seen, but one of the most ridiculous parties he's ever seen, and this is a man who's been banned from most of the fetish clubs in Great Britain.