Wayne Cranwell, a senior engineer from RF Engines Limited (RFEL), is currently racing through
“We are paying all the costs of taking part so all the money that we raise is going directly to charity,” explained Wayne Cranwell (pictured above). “The first is an Indian charity called Social Change and Development that strives to empower the most disadvantaged and under privileged rural communities through education, health and community projects. The second is WaterAid that provides access to safe water and sanitation.”
The team thought that they had the luck of the draw when they were given their tuktuk as it was brand new and literally still wrapped in cellophane. Unfortunately, being brand new meant that it had never been driven before and ten minutes after the start, the engine started making a nasty noise. It turned out that a bolt was missing in the engine but, being a low tech design, they were able to scavenge a replacement from the chassis and continue. Only to have a gasket blow the next day that cost the princely sum of £1.15 to replace!
“It is a real test of initiative,” added