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The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge comes to King's Lynn!

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The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge comes to King's Lynn!

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is preparing to welcome The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge to King’s Lynn! 

The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge will cover a 470-mile journey along the east coast of Britain, stopping off in King’s Lynn on Wednesday 16 November. From 7pm to 8pm The One Show’s Matt Baker will present regular live broadcasts from King’s Staithe Square, near the Custom House. 

Cllr Brian Long, leader of the borough council, said: “It’s great news that King’s Lynn has been chosen as a location for The One Show to visit. We’re delighted to welcome the team to our town, and hope the weather stays fine for them! I wish all those involved every success in their fundraising efforts for Children in Need”. 

Setting off on Friday 11 November in the Scottish Borders, the team will work their way down the east coast in a bid to cross the finish line in London on Friday 18 November, in time for the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show. 

This rickshaw will be pedalled by six young riders, all of whom have been supported by BBC Children in Need-funded projects. Matt Baker will be on the road cycling alongside the team offering support and advice throughout the journey, while his co-presenter Alex Jones will be following every step of the way, cheering on the team, live from the studio. 

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The team hopes their efforts will not only help them raise money, but awareness of the real difference being made to disadvantaged children and young people’s lives across the UK thanks to BBC Children in Need. Now in its sixth year, the challenge has raised more than £12million for BBC Children in Need. 

The team taking on this year’s challenge is made up of 18-year-old Ebony from Bournemouth, 18-year-old Andy and 18-year-old Phoebe who are both from Derbyshire, 18-year-old Salar from the West Midlands, 17-year-old Olivia from Edinburgh, and 18-year-old Ross from Sunderland. 

The One Show viewers will be able to follow Team Rickshaw’s progress on the show each day, but the full route – including a real-time update of the rickshaw’s progress – is also available at http://pudsey.viewranger.com/ . 

To support the challenge, you can donate either £5 or £10 by text. To donate £5 text the word TEAM to 70405. To donate £10 text TEAM to 70410. Texts will cost your donation plus the standard network message change. All of your donation will go to BBC Children in Need. You must be 16 or over and please ask for the bill payer's permission. For more information and full terms and conditions go to bbc.co.uk/pudsey. The Text to donate Service will close on the 31st December 2016.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 22:43

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