Imagine the fastest, safest, earth-munching all-terrain vehicle in the world. Then imagine the opposite. Three wheels, half a horse power and more fun than any other vehicle on planet earth the humble Rickshaw is undoubtedly the ultimate long distance, off road machine, despite being designed for short distances on road. Now imagine trying to get the resultant engineering question mark over the Himalayas or the Rajasthan desert.

The Rickshaw Run is pretty simple. With no preparation and less luggage you fly to the Indian Subcontinent and do your damndest to force 150cc glorified lawnmower over thousands of miles of questionable terrain in around two weeks with no support at all. Fools gather from all the corners of the earth to hurt themselves on one of three Rickshaw Runs thundering through India each year. Find out when the next one is here.

The un-route is a wonderful concept which ensures you are free to get into trouble anywhere on the Subcontinent. We give you a beginning and an end roughly 5000km apart but all the mess that goes on in the middle is entirely up to you. The Himalayas, dirt tracks, tropical jungle, monsoons, massive deserts and many other wondrous things await. Have a gander at the un-route page for details. Each Rickshaw Run is kicked off and closed off with a massive party and ceremony followed by a game of cricket against the locals which we lose.

The Rickshaw Run is also about raising huge amounts of wedge for a great cause or two, so to take part you need to raise £1000 for the official charity. Have a peak here for more details.