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Brothers rickshaw through India
The Grewar brothers
The brothers have been raising money for charities
Three Perthshire brothers are celebrating completing a charity race across India - in a rickshaw.

Peter, David and Jamie Grewar spent 16 days in the 150cc three-wheeled vehicle travelling between Cochin in the south and Kathmandu in Nepal.

Despite their exhaust falling off several times, and encountering road blocks and gangs demanding money, they arrived safely at their destination.

They ended up 40th out of 64 teams taking part in the Rickshaw Run.

Although they had been voted the team least likely to make it through, they could still be named the winners, because the title does not always go to the group that crosses the finish line first.

The trio has said that its Rooster Rickshaw survived "very well" during the 4,902km race, despite the fact they weigh a combined 370kg, plus luggage.

Peter, 30, a partner in his family's potato firm, told the BBC Scotland news website it was the trip of a lifetime.

Rickshaws
The rickshaws travelled thousands of kilometres

He said: "It's been an amazing experience, it's certainly the way to travel across India, in a three-wheeled rickshaw.

"The best experience was probably driving through some of the hill roads, across the Western Ghats some of the scenery was just out of this world and some of the Himalayan panoramas were just amazing.

"Other notable points were the rickshaw engine seizing while doing great speeds downhill, it was a bit of a hairy moment."

The brothers have raised more than 1,500 for Mercy Corps, a charity which helps victims of chronic poverty, disaster or conflict.

They have also received donations of more than 1,000 for Cancer Research UK.



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