The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge came to Scarborough on Sunday and received a welcome from the town’s residents and Mayor Simon Green.
Returning for a sixth year, the team are covering a 470-mile journey from the Scottish market town of Jedburgh to central London, all to raise money for BBC Children in Need.
This year the rickshaw was once again be pedalled by six young riders, all of whom have been supported by BBC Children in Need funded projects.
The One Show presenter Matt Baker was on the road cycling alongside the team offering support and advice throughout the journey, whilst Alex Jones was following every step of the
way, cheering on the team, live from studio.
To date the Challenge has raised more than £12 million
.Speaking of this year’s challenge Matt Baker said: “Every year I am inspired by the incredible young people who take on the Rickshaw Challenge, and this year is no different.
“The six young riders in Team Rickshaw have faced major challenges in their lives already, but thanks to the charity they have been able to overcome so much; and now they feel ready to give back. We hope that the public will rally behind them to help raise more money for BBC Children in Need. It really does make such a difference.”
The team arrived in Scarborough on Sunday night, before leaving early on Monday to head to Hull, via Bridlington.