Melton Borough Council

BBC Children in Need & The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge is coming to Melton

Published Thursday, 17th October 2019

BBC Children in Need & The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge is coming to Melton on Wednesday 13th November.

Rickshaw CiN 2019


Team Rickshaw returns for the ninth year as they take on a challenging 400 mile route from Holyhead to London as they Pedal for Pudsey and will be broadcasting live from Melton Mowbray on the evening of Wednesday 13th November.

The Rickshaw Challenge was launched on Wednesday 16th October 2019 with a new route, a new team, and a newly modified Rickshaw, as announced live during The One Show. The annual challenge, which is now in it's ninth year, will see a team of six young people and The One Show's Matt Baker take on the eight-day challenge. They will arrive into Melton on Wednesday 13th November and will be broadcasting live from Melton town centre on that evening.

Further details will be released as the event draws nearer, but this is a family event not to be missed and will be expected to draw a large crowd into the town to see the live broadcast plus the chance to meet Matt Baker and Pudsey.

Cllr Joe Orson, Leader of the Council comments: “This is an excellent opportunity to showcase what Melton has to offer and it will be a pleasure to welcome The One Show and Children in Need to Melton.”

The team’s progress will be broadcast live on The One Show throughout the week, as Matt’s co-presenters back in the studio follow the team on their 400 mile journey. This year’s route will see the team tackle the highest village in the UK - Flash in the Peak District, and the steepest street in the world in Harlech, Wales.

Route Summary:
Day 1 (Friday 8th November): Holyhead to Portmeirion
Day 2 (Saturday 9th November): Portmeirion to Machynlleth
Day 3 (Sunday 10th November): Machynlleth to Oswestry
Day 4 (Monday 11th November): Oswestry to Crewe
Day 5 (Tuesday 12th November): Crewe to Matlock Bath
Day 6 (Wednesday 13th November): Matlock Bath to Melton Mowbray
Day 7 (Thursday 14th November): Melton Mowbray to Bedford
Day 8 (Friday 15th November): Bedford to Elstree



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