Rickshaw Challenge-Mumbai Xpress 2011 (Mumbai-Chennai) has reached Bangalore.

The Auto Rickshaw rally with 14 teams consisting of 31 racers commenced the 2,000 km rally from Mumbai on July 30 and is to end at Chennai on August 12.

The auto rickshaws left Mumbai and travelled to Alibag – Pune – Mahabaleshwar – Ratnagiri – Panaji – Murudeswar (Bhatkal) – Mangalore – Mysore before arriving at Bangalore.

From here they will move to Vellore and thereafter end at Chennai on the August 12 covering a distance of 2,000 km (1,200 miles). The aspiring adventurers from the UK, Chile, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada etc are taking part for an experience of a lifetime.

Rally apart from pure adventure is raising funds for various projects of Round Table India to promote ‘Freedom through Education’.

Till date, the Rickshaw Challenge has raised upwards of $80,000 for Round Table India’s Projects.

“The Rickshaw Challenge believes firmly in participating in, not simply passing through, the lives of the people they meet in villages and cities along the route,” said Mr Nikhil Bagri of Round Table India.

(This article was published on August 10, 2011)
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