We are three adventurers (Charlie Noonan, Angelica Lynch and Sam Prebble) from Australia and New Zealand who will be travelling through India in April 2016. Together we form the team "Namaste of the Highway", and plan to kick some British & European ass.
We are participating as a trans-Tasman team in a charity event known as the ‘Rickshaw Run’ which involves traversing the entirety of India from west to east in an auto-rickshaw (essentially a lawnmower engine held together with a very small metal frame) over 3 weeks.
The distance we travel is enormous, equalling approximately 3000 km provided we don’t go too far off course!
There is no set route or support team, and the journey will take us to the rural depths of India untouched by your typical visitor to this incredible country. It will be hard, dirty, uncomfortable and no doubt scary; which is half the appeal! We will be documenting the entire trip to keep those at home connected and aid our fundraising efforts (further on this below).
The aim of the event is to raise funds for charity. Our chosen charities include the reputable and accountable international provider 'Cool Earth' https://www.coolearth.org). Cool Earth is the associated charity of the ‘Rickshaw Run', and actively limits deforestation alongside indigenous populations around the world. In addition, we have chosen to lend support to the Cancer Council of Australia and Cancer Society of New Zealand. Two fantastic organisations that tirelessly work to assist those affected by cancer and supporting their families through difficult times Both are accountable and transparent charitable providers, and worthy of our utmost support.
We are therefore asking for interested sponsors to assist in making this difficult adventure on a vehicle not ever designed to leave the city environment, even more worthwhile.
Please check out the website link for a taste of the adventure that awaits. http://www.theadventurists.com/rickshaw-run/