Aldwick pair in 1,500-mile Rickshaw Run

Scott Heyburn, left, and Stuart Brown being interviewed before the start of their challenge
Scott Heyburn, left, and Stuart Brown being interviewed before the start of their challenge

TWO fundraisers have embarked on an epic sponsored adventure.

Stuart Brown and Scott Heyburn, from Aldwick, left for India last Monday for the journey of a lifetime in aid of three good causes.

They are spending two weeks travelling on more than 1,500 miles of road across the vast country in a three-wheeled Bajaj auto-rickshaw.

Their departure point was Cochin in south-west India.

They are heading for Jaisalmere, in the country’s north-west, on a journey from cities to country.

Stuart said before they left: “We are both now starting to feel the nerves.

“Scott’s worries are about breaking down.

“Mine are about getting an upset stomach.”

An operations manager for independent schools, Stuart, 44, of Trotyn Croft, and Scott, 44, a glazier of West Meads, have been lifelong friends.

The idea of taking part in the Rickshaw Run began as a joke but soon developed into a serious idea.

Their sponsorship will go towards Cancer Research UK and Parkinson’s UK, as well as the organiser’s charity of Cool Earth. They hope to raise £3,500.

Their rickshaw will be among 80 in the event and decorated as a golf buggy.

It resembles a covered bicycle with a fuel-efficient lawn mower engine.

Visit www.rickrunsas.com for more details.