Rickshaw Run August 2016 Launch Party

72 teams showed their faces and didn't take long accustoming themselves to the local drink of choice - gin. 

The class of the August 2016 Rickshaw Run has arrived, and it seems
that this years crop are particularly (and commendably) clueless. Here's the report from Nye:

The class of the August 2016 Rickshaw Run has arrived, and it seems
that this years crop are particularly (and commendably) clueless.

Even before the buffet was served their were half a dozen runners
swanning around with nothing but a strategically placed plant pot.
Maybe it was something to do with the 'Special red tea' teams were
drinking on the bus to the party.

What was in that tea? Give us some

Luckily dinner calmed things down, for a while at least.

Have yourself a merry little fuck up

Special thanks to the band Colours who returned this year to entertain
us with anthems of rock once again. Rather less thanks goes to the
Runner from Team Ridiculously Shawful Drivers who got up on stage
and treated us all to a man-gina afterwards.

Please jump off with him on your shoulders

For some runners it was all a bit too much and they slept where they
dropped - for those left standing the dance floor beckoned. Our own Mr
Ricky chose to educate us with some avant-garde dance moves, whilst
others better judgement was clouded courtesy of litres of Old Monk Rum.

Keep reaching and you might find more rum

Alex from Team Massoni was still switched on though - 'On Thursday -
where do we have to go? So you mean theirs no route?'

Bearded lone raver - we respect you

But it was Pedro from Team Matador who trumped him to the top spot for
cluelessness. Not only is he doing the entire run with just the clothes
on his back (admittedly the fault of baggage staff rather than his
own) but he felt the need to ask this towards the end of the evening -
'What day do we go? Where are we going again? Kochin?'

Enjoy your hangovers everyone.

Boogie down productions #rickshawrun #rickshawrun2016

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We'll leave you with these smooth grooves that broke out on the dance floor. Goad save us all. Curtsy of Team Indian Pale Males.


The 2016 August Rickshaw Run launched 4th August.  Catch up: 

The Launch  | Week 1

Follow the 72 teams in the 2016 August Rickshaw Run as they embark on their memorable journey in their unsuitable steeds from Shillong to Cochin.