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The One Show Prepares to Rickshaw Around the Clock for BBC Children in Need

Please help us by showing your support for The One’s Show’s marvellous Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need.

The show will be broadcast live from Bullring tonight (Tuesday November 12) as the participants, who are pedalling day and night to visit all four UK nations in eight days, pull up for a brief rest and – hopefully – a big Brummie welcome.

They’ll be covering around 700 miles as they raise money for disadvantaged children and young people – to date, the challenge has raised a staggering £3.5m for Children in Need.

‘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. Four of the riders will be partnered with a parent. Rickshaw veteran Matt Baker will also support the ride, acting as a mentor and cycling alongside the riders on their eight-day relay journey across the UK.  As those who have benefited from the charity’s work first hand, the young riders are undertaking the challenge to raise as much money as possible to help other young people across the country.

Speaking of the challenge, Alex Jones said: “This is going to be one of the toughest things I’ve ever done, and we will all have our work cut out for us. Cycling through the night will probably be the hardest part. Having supported the Rickshaw Challenge before, I know first-hand what a difference the public support can make, so please, please donate and, even better, come out to the streets to cheer us on!”

We’re delighted to be playing our part in supporting the team and crew.

Please consider a donation and come along to Bullring on Tuesday evening to cheer them on!

To support the challenge and donate £5, text “TEAM ‘to 70705. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message; £5 will go to BBC Children in Need. Go to bbc.co.uk/pudsey for full terms and conditions. You must be over 16 and ask the bill payer’s permission.

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