‘The One Show’ has announced the return of the Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need.
Now in its third year, the team has plans for its biggest and most difficult challenge ever.
For the first time, riders will visit all four UK nations, pedalling around the clock to cover approximately 700 miles and raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
‘Team Rickshaw’ will be made up of five young people, each supported by projects funded by BBC Children in Need, who’ll be riding with partners including The One Show’s Alex Jones.
The journey begins on Friday 8th November in Northern Ireland.
The team will then cross the Irish Sea into Scotland, before pedalling down the west of England and into Wales.
The group will start at Giants Causeway on the 8th November, where the team will be seeking the support of locals to help cheer them on towards their final destination.
Team Rickshaw will be finishing at BBC’s Elstree Studios, live on the BBC Children in Need Appeal Night on Friday 15th, and supporters across the country can track their progress throughout the journey at bbc.co.uk/pudsey, as well as on Twitter via #TeamRickshaw.
The route will cover approximately 700 miles; some 290 miles more than the 411 completed in 2012. For the first time, the team will ride around the clock with all riders taking turns to do a nightshift. Throughout the journey they will face challenging terrain and potentially harsh winter weather conditions.
David Ramsden, BBC Children in Need Chief Executive, said: “This is an enormous challenge - covering some 700 miles is an immense task in the tough November weather! The young people are doing this for one purpose and that is to raise as much money as possible to help BBC Children in Need support projects right across the UK. I do hope everyone will support them.”