Imagine the quietest, fastest, safest all-terrain vehicle in the world... now imagine the opposite. Three wheels and more fun than any other vehicle on planet earth, the humble Rickshaw is undoubtedly the ultimate long distance, off-road machine.
Now imagine the bliss of trying to get this untrusty steed over the Himalayas or across the Rajasthan desert. This then is the Rickshaw Run; an unsupported maniac of an adventure which wobbles over thousands of miles of ridiculous terrain.
74 teams started in the 2013 spring run in Kochi in the south western corner of the country. Out of those 70 finished.
Most teams travelled along the east coast of India, taking the 'easy route' but a handful of hardcore teams went 'up the centre' passing through places such as Mysore, Nagpur, Varanasi and even making their way up to Darjeeling.
The teams that went the central route travelled more than 4000km in their rickshaws on some of the worst roads in India.
Each team has to raise a minimum of £1,000 for charities working in India and Nepal.
The main charities for the Rickshaw Run are Mercy Corps, Frank Water and Save the Children, depending on where the Rickshaw Run takes place.
Source : The Adventurists
Each team consists of one rickshaw and between one and four drivers.
The Rickshaw is a vehicle designed to transport light loads over small distances on paved roads, making it a challenge to cover long distances.