We are all very excited indeed, as Friday marks the start of the BBC Children in Need – Rickshaw Challenge. Matt Baker, from The One Show, will cycle from Edinburgh to London in 8 days on a Rickshaw!
We are delighted to be working on such a fantastic new event, ATD will of course be making sure Matt Baker from The One Show has all the support he needs as he cycles the rickshaw.
Matt will embark on his arduous journey on the morning of Friday 11th November from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade and will attempt to complete the marathon 484 mile journey to the BBC in London, finishing live on The One Show’s Children in Need special on Friday 18th November on BBC One.
Throughout the challenge, Matt will be picking up passengers along the way, these will be a variety of surprise guests and Children in Need’s very own Pudsey Bear. He will brave the harsh winter elements and battle steep hills, to cycle his rickshaw for up to ten hours each day and burn up to 9000 calories daily
Day 1 Edinburgh to Hawick 53.5 Miles
Day 2 Hawick to Hexham 59.2 Miles
Day 3 Hexham to Barnard Castle 49.0 Miles
Day 4 Barnard Castle to York 70.6 Miles
Day 5 York to Lincoln 78.0 Miles
Day 6 Lincoln to Peterborough 73.2 Miles
Day 7 Peterborough to Cambridge 41.0 MilesDay 8 Cambridge to London 59.3 Miles
Follow the event as it happens on our Facebook page. Good luck to Matt and all the team.
To donate £5, text “MATT” to 70705. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message, £5 will go to BBC Children in Need. Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey for full terms and conditions You must be over 16 and ask the bill payer’s permission.