Rickshaw adventures with local author

NEW NOVEL: Local author Adam Branford will launch his new book 'Cows, Curries and Chaos: An Indian Odyssey on Three Wheels' this coming Tuesday.

MOUNT Gambier author Adam Branford will launch his latest book ‘Cows, Curries and Chaos: An Indian Odyssey on Three Wheels’ early next week.

The book explores Mr Branford’s experience after travelling close to 3000km across the Indian Subcontinent in a three-wheeled rickshaw.

Mr Branford signed up for the challenge in 2015 alongside two friends, with their destinations varying from the deserts of Western Rajasthan to the Himalayas in Nepal.

The Rickshaw Run – which was the name of the challenge Mr Branford and his friends participated in- required entrants to cross some of the most dangerous roads.

“Entrants are required to cross the entire Indian Subcontinent completely unassisted, with no mechanical support, no maps provided or accommodation, but with one guarantee – that you will break down,” Mr Branford said.

Mr Branford said there were plenty of challenges across the journey, some of which he thought posed a risk to his life.

“At the time I vowed never to return, but I did – that’s another book,” Mr Branford said.

During the launch event, the avid author will share his experiences of difficulties including potholes, gut-wrenching curries, wayward cows and many more before emerging to the finish line.

The presentation will be accompanied by a photographic display free of charge to the public.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, bookings are essential and can be secured through the Mount Gambier Library online or in person.

The event will be hosted at the Mount Gambier City Hall on Tuesday, beginning at 7pm.