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So we've been dreaming about this for more years than we care to remember, and life stuff kept getting in the way. However, it has remained on the bucket list for far too long now so time to make it happen. Drumroll .... we present to you Team Chafing the Dream!
It would be fair to say that we are an eclectic team of 3:
Matt: a jack of all trades and master of none but has organised quite a few crazy adventure races / running events etc as well as fixing cannons (yes, those things that fire balls) and running Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions. (There is plenty more but you get the gist)
Owain: Much more than an electrician, Owain too has a colourful CV which includes riding/guiding horses, fixing internet stuff and his skills at taking things apart and into many pieces are second to none. He also participates in a bit of farming now and then just to keep him on the straight and narrow.
James: An exclusive chef half our age with an amazing ability to try things that aren't very sensible so is perfect for the mission. James comes complete with dreadlocks, a dodgy mustache and the ability to surf anything - that is proper surfing by the way using something called a board and doesn't involve computers.
The Mission: Imagine squashed into a 1 donkey power rolling cake tin, desperately trying to navigate the Indian sub-continent. Taking on the world in a marginally glorified lawnmower. There’s no set route, no back-up and no way of knowing if we’re going to make it. The only certainty is that we will get lost, we will get stuck and we will break down. Adventure the old-fashioned way.
The 2020 Rickshaw Run starts on New Year’s Day, hangover included, and continues non-stop for 2 weeks for 3000km’s. In Welsh money that's just shy of 1900 miles depending on how many detours, breakdowns and toilet-stops challenge our mission.
This is the infamous Rickshaw Run: Easily the least sensible thing to do with two weeks. Whilst this organised chaos (believe it or not) is part of the appeal we would also very much like to take the opportunity to help raise funds for a charity that we all have links with and very appreciative of the work and effort of this emergency service staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by donation.
You probably guessed by now we're asking you kind folks to chuck in a couple of shekels to make our bruised backsides worth it and help support our local Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.
We would just like to clarify that the Rickshaw Run and all associated costs are covered by ourselves and all donations will go to Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.