The Vasudhaiva Ride

is a project-driven motorcycle journey from India to Scotland: a two year series of collaborative projects working with a diverse range of organisations, educators, artists, community leaders and communities. The Vasudhaiva Ride is our endeavour to create, share and connect the stories of these radically diverse people and projects working towards peace, sustainable living and community wellbeing.
We are entirely community supported and keen tokeep this ride as community owned, rather than a corporate enterprise. And for this, we need support. Support us on our Fundrazr page or PayTM us at: 9764328226
The Vasudhaiva Ride is inspired by the Sanskrit phrase, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: the whole world is one family.

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The Route

The outlined route takes Ben and Prashant across much of India into South East Asia, China, Central Asia, the “Stans”,Russia and into Eastern and finally Western Europe. This route is defined by projects as well as the reality of visas, international borders, geo-political situations and seasonal conditions. With these dynamic factors at play, the route is subject to change as the ride evolves. The entire journey is estimated to last twenty-four months, ending in December, 2018 when they reach Scotland.


Follow the journey as it happens! Green tabs indicate places Ben and Prashant have been already. Click each tab for more information.

About Us

The Team

Prashant Kumar
Up-cycling design expert, installation artist, animal welfare activist, motorcycling enthusiast
At eighteen, Prashant left his home in Bihar to study engineering in Pune. In this time he helped to set up multiple animal shelter programs and co-founded Rebirth ,an upcycling design firm that transforms waste into beautiful, useful products. Prashant has raced with Supra Formula SAE and BAJA India and now brings his skills in team management, mechanical knowledge and passion for travel to his biggest adventure yet. He enjoys playing music and has performed as a percussionist. Prashant speaks Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri, English and can get by in Marathi.
For Prashant, the ride is about his passion for discovery and the challenges of travel. He wants to uncover a common goal of creating positive social and environmental engagements through art, music and other platforms.
For more on Prashant, see the following links
India Today, Pune Mirror

Ben Reid-Howells - Educator, trainer, wilderness guide, musician
After graduating from United World College , Ben studied Sustainability at Dalhousie University, working as a sea kayak guide and a saxophonist with Dub Kartel. He then served at Mahindra United World College, India, working to develop experiential learning programs, running a youth training program and directing the Peace and Justice Triveni program. Through experiential learning, effective communication and critical thinking, Ben seeks to help people and projects come to their full potential. Ben is an avid musician, holds a degree in interdisciplinary sustainability from Dalhousie University (Canada) and speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and is working on his Hindi. For Ben, this ride is a means of exploring the radically different ways people are working to address issues of social, environmental and political justice, to then bring this learning home to his own life and work.
For more on Ben, see the following links

This trip is a big undertaking, and Prashant and Ben are not alone. The Vasudhaiva Ride is only possible thanks to the work of the community supporting the Ride. See the FB page for more on the people behind the ride!



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