We are leaving the rickshaw wraps behind like an unwanted and irritating stepchild and are offering each team to upload a design which we’ll then make into a flag. This will then be mounted onto your rickshaw. This is better than the previous wraps for a few reasons. Firstly, it’ll be far easier for you all to recognise fellow teams on the road. Secondly, it’s more environmentally friendly. Thirdly, you’ll be able to take the flag home with you come the end of the adventure. It should also be a darn site easier for you to upload the design.
We understand a few of you may be disappointed that you can’t pimp the outside of your rickshaws, as are we a little bit but, unfortunately, it's just not a good idea any more. For a start, teams on previous Runs had commented that they couldn’t spot each other easily enough on the road. Secondly, it’s not entirely legal as the colour of the vehicle needs to match up with the registration certificate (which, surprisingly, it doesn’t when it’s covered in emo-unicorns). Thirdly, it creates an awful lot of plastic waste which is crap, and finally, there was occasionally damage caused to the vehicles when the wraps were removed. As you likely already know, in Sri Lanka we use local people’s private vehicles for the event and so this wasn’t cool. So flags it is. Trust us, they're going to look badass.