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The Rickshaw Challenge 2016

The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge is back, with a new team of riders and route across Britain’s East Coast revealed yesterday on the show. Returning for a sixth year, the team will cover a 470-mile journey from the Scottish market town of Jedburgh to central London, all to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

This year the rickshaw will once again be pedalled by six young riders, all of whom have been supported by BBC Children in Need funded projects. The One Show presenter Matt Baker will be on the road cycling alongside the team offering support and advice throughout the journey, whilst Alex Jones will be following every step of the way, cheering on the team, live from studio.

To date the Challenge has raised more than £12 million and in keeping with tradition, the young riders will not only test their pedal power, but also their mettle, as they deliver speeches to a live audience explaining their motivations for taking on the challenge this year.

The team hopes their efforts will not only help them raise money, but awareness of the real difference being made to disadvantaged children and young people’s lives across the UK thanks to the Charity.

Setting off on Friday 11th November from Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders, the team will work their way down the East Coast in a bid to cross the finish line in London on Friday 18th November, in time for the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show.

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Text to Donate
To support the challenge, you can donate either £5 or £10 by text. To donate £5 text TEAM to 70405 or to donate £10 text TEAM to 70410.Texts will cost your donation plus your standard network message charge, and all of your donation will go to BBC Children in Need. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer’s permission. For full terms and conditions and more information visit our Text to Donate page.

Thanks to all the many supporters of the Rickshaw Challenge including:

  • Halfords
  • Peugeot UK
  • Bailey of Bristol
  • Viewranger
  • Dare 2b
  • Montane
  • Top Banana Venues
  • USE (Ultimate Sports Engineering)
  • Kawasaki UK