BBC’s The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge passed through Westbury last week, as part of its epic 411 mile journey across the country in aid of Children in Need.
Presenter Matt Baker and Olympic silver medalist Iwan Thomas accompanied the rickshaw through Westbury, Bratton, and Erlestoke last Wednesday. The rickshaw was making its way to BBC’s Television Centre for The One Show’s BBC Children in Need special on Friday.
Last year nearly seven million people watched The One Show presenter, Matt Baker, complete his gruelling rickshaw ride from Edinburgh to London.
This year, the challenge was turned on its head as six young people, all of whom have been supported by BBC Children in Need-funded projects formed ‘Team Rickshaw’. They took up the challenge, each cycling a section of this year’s route, from Llandudno in North Wales to London in eight days. They helped raise vital funds for other disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Matt Baker told the White Horse News, “We’ve got a team of very inspirational teenagers doing this who have all benefited for Children In Need in the past, and they wanted to say thank you and raise awareness.”
The team passed through Westbury on the Wiltshire leg of the journey, travelling from Bath to Salisbury. It travelled under the White Horse before passing through Bratton, where it was cheered on by pupils from Bratton Primary School, and Erlestoke.