One Rickshaw, one TV presenter, five young people and 700 miles to raise funds for BBC Children in Need!
The One Show’s Alex Jones will be passing through the P&O Ferries terminal and Port of Larne this Friday (8th November) as part of the show’s Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children In Need.
This eight-day relay challenge will see Alex Jones, plus five young people and their parents who’ve been supported by the charity, ride in a rickshaw approximately 700 miles across all four nations, in a bid to raise as much money as possible to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Rickshaw veteran Matt Baker will also support the ride, acting as a mentor and cycling alongside the riders on various legs of the journey.
The Rickshaw challenge will kick off on Friday 8th November at the Giant’s Causeway with the team expected to complete the Northern Irish leg of their challenge at approximately 6pm in the Port of Larne that evening.
‘Team Rickshaw’ will be travelling with P&O Ferries across the Irish Sea before they embark upon their journey through Scotland, west of England and into Wales, finishing at BBC’s Elstree Studios live on the BBC Children in Need Appeal Night on Friday 15th November.
Master of P&O Ferries European Highlander Patrick Blackwell-Smyth said, “We are proud to be supporting the BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge and are getting ready for welcoming ‘Team Rickshaw’ to the Port of Larne.
“It’s taken a lot of planning and preparation – mostly because the team will continue their challenge on-board our ship the European Highlander – but we’re looking forward to welcoming the team as they continue pedalling whilst crossing the Irish Sea to Cairnryan.
“We hope people will come down to the P&O Terminal on Friday 8th November at approximately 5pm to help cheer ‘Team Rickshaw’ on the next part of the journey.”
Mayor of Larne, Councillor Maureen Morrow, in welcoming The One Show’s, Rickshaw Challenge to Larne said, “This will be a chance for Larne to be part of the national institution that is BBC Children in Need and an opportunity for local people to be involved in cheering those taking part on Coastguard Road on Friday 8th November. Please come along and show your support.”
For more information on the Rickshaw Challenge and to track their progress throughout the journey, visit www.bbc.co.uk/Pudsey as well as on Twitter via #TeamRickshaw. For more information on P&O Ferries visit POferries.com