We are delighted to announce that we are working on a fantastic new event, The One Show Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need, launched this evening.
ATD will of course making sure Matt Baker from The One Show has all the support he needs as he cycles the rickshaw from Edinburgh to London.
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.
The One Show will go live to Hawick on Friday 11th November, the first stop in Matt’s Rickshaw Challenge. The programme will greet him live on air every weeknight as Matt crosses the finishing line at each location. Every day viewers will be able to follow Matt’s progress online at the BBC Children in Need website www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey and on Twitter at @BBCCiN, @bakermattbaker and #CiNrickshaw, as he travels onwards from Hawick to Hexham, Barnard Castle, York, Lincoln, Peterborough, Cambridge and finally London.
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. 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 Miles
Day 8 Cambridge to London 59.3 Miles
We are delighted to be involved in this event we’ll be updating our social media outlets and blog on a regular basis to follow their progress. Good Luck Matt and all the ATD 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.