Beginning at the BBC’s Media City near Manchester, the One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need undertook a ‘Salford to Walford’ journey across England, finishing live at the iconic EastEnders set during the BBC Children in Need Appeal on Friday 14 November.
The rickshaw was powered by six young people, each supported by projects funded by BBC Children in Need, for more than 450 miles across England.
ViewRanger is delighted to have been able to support the challenge for the fourth consecutive year. We provided the rickshaw team with smartphones, preloaded with the ViewRanger app and Ordnance Survey maps, to help them stay on track, and the rickshaw was tracked using ViewRanger's BuddyBeacon function, which provided location information to the website, allowing local supporters also be able to see when the team would arrive in their area and be there in person to cheer them on.
All the tweets and photos sent to the rickshawers appeared on the route map, tagged to the route, creating a trail of messages of support and information.
Congratulations Team Rickshaw, you should be immensely proud!
More information about the ViewRanger Buddy Beacon
ViewRanger's BuddyBeacon is our free location sharing tracker service. It allows you to share your real-time mapped location with friends to see via the app on their smartphone or via our webpage. Equally, you can see their location on your mobile or through the web.
You can also link your Twitter account to your BuddyBeacon - so you can even share your experiences – as they happen. When viewed via the web, "tweets" you send are associated with your "breadcrumb" trail on the map. A great feature, if you are on a charity expedition to let your sponsors know your progress and how you are feeling.