ViewRanger supports BBC Children In Need Rickshaw Challenge

Posted on 04/11/2015

We are delighted to be supporting the One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need for the fifth consecutive year.

The cycle team will cover 470 miles across England from Land’s End setting off on Friday 6th November to the East End finishing the journey on Friday 13 November.                                                    p0356f6d.jpg

Team Rickshaw are created by six young riders, each supported by projects funded by BBC Children in Need. This year the rickshaw will be pedalled solely by the young people, although The One Show presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones will be offering their support and advice at all times, both from the studio and live on the road as they cycle alongside the team.

Now in its fifth year and having raised over £7.9m in total, the team is hoping to smash previous records with the best year of fundraising yet. This year the route includesincludes one of the hardest routes on record covering 74 miles route going from Bristol to Winchester on Day 5 – being one of the longest days in the Challenge’s history to date.

Here you can take a look of the 8 Days route across England:

Day 1: Land's End to Padstow
Day 2:
Padstow to Okehampton
Day 3:
Okehampton to Taunton
Day 4:
Taunton to Bristol
Day 5:
Bristol to Winchester
Day 6:
Winchester to Brighton
Day 7:
Brighton to Chatham Dockyards
Day 8:
Chatham Dockyards to Elstree                                                    Map route (BBC Children in Need).png

The Rickshaw is being tracked using ViewRanger's BuddyBeacon, which provides location information to the website, allowing local supporters be able to see when the team will arrive in their area and be there in person to cheer them on.

All the tweets and photos sent to Team Rickshaw will also appear on the route map, tagged to the route, so it's a great way to keep up to date with the Team Rickshaw progress and message of support. 

Friends, family and supporters can follow the team’s live progress online, via the BBC Children in Need website or                                     Screenshot 2015-10-19 15.36.46.png

Children in Need raises vital funds for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Every day viewers will be able to follow Team Rickshaw’s live progress online using the map & tracker page, as they travel from Land’s End to London.

Find out more about the challenge on the charity's website.

The Rickshaw Challenge is one of the many different activites going on across the country to raise money for Children in Need. You can show your support for Children in Need by donating £5 or £10 by text message - it's very easy! 

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