The 2015 One Show Rickshaw Challenge covered 470-miles across England from Land's End to the East End to raise money for BBC Children in Need.
This year the Rickshaw Challenge, powered by six young riders who have all been supported by Children in Need-funded projects, exceeded all previous records and raised a staggering £3.4 million. Contributing to the incredible £37 million raised overall, the funds go to wonderful causes throughout the UK to help make a real difference to the lives of children across the country.
ViewRanger provided support for the Rickshaw Challenge for the fifth consecutive year, equipping the team with smartphones preloaded with the ViewRanger app and Ordnance Survey maps, which directed them along their route to keep them on track. Supporters were able to follow the team’s progress and cheer them on along the route thanks to a live tracking map at pudsey.viewranger.com with the help of ViewRanger's BuddyBeacon function, which showed the team’s real-time progress along their 470-mile route.
About the route
This year the team cycled one the hardest routes so far, including a 74-mile route on day 5 from Bristol to Winchester – one of the longest days in the Rickshaw Challenge’s history! But the team’s spirits weren’t dampened by the gruelling task ahead of them, and the reached Winchester to cheers and applause, plus an appearance from Pudsey himself.
Throughout the 8-day challenge and despite the cold, rain, wind, fog, and an emergency road-side repair on Day 7, the team received warm welcomes at every stage from local supporters who turned out in their thousands to wish the best of luck to the young riders, keeping the team smiling and smashing all previous records with the best fundraising year yet.
Find out more about their entire route here – plus download the individual stages to try them out yourself.
About our Buddy Beacon
Buddy Beacon is our free location-sharing tracker service. It allows you to share your real-time mapped location with friends, allowing them to follow your progress via the app or on our website.
You can also link your Twitter account to your BuddyBeacon to share your experiences as they happen. When viewed via the web, your BuddyBeacon tweets are associated with your trail on the map, so whether you’re taking part in a charity expedition or if you just want to share your route with your followers, it’s a great way of letting people know your progress and how you are feeling.