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Matt Baker and Pudsey

The Rickshaw Challenge

The Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need is back with a difference.  This year, to keep everyone COVID safe, instead of the riders coming to the rickshaw, for the first time the rickshaw is going to them.

The Great Rickshaw Relay Challenge will see Matt Baker and the team take on a relay-style ride in five chapters, with each rider taking a leg each, travelling through their hometowns and visiting places which hold a particular significance for them.  As the challenge enters its 11th year, Matt will be there to pass the “rickshaw baton” between these five inspirational young people.

You can watch how they go on in a special one-hour documentary, where we will not only share the team’s remarkable stories but also celebrate the history of this much-loved BBC Children in Need staple, while at the same time raising money to help change young lives.

Below you can donate to the challenge, meet the team and also find out how you can raise even more money by taking on your own cycling challenge.

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The challenge

The five-chapter relay challenge will take place between Monday 1st and Friday 5th November. Throughout the challenge Matt Baker, the young people and the entire crew will be following strict COVID-19 guidelines in order to keep everyone involved in the production safe. We will monitor the current situation surrounding COVID-19 rules and regulations, and may update plans if needed.

You can follow along with the challenge as we post updated on the BBC Children in Need social media accounts.

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Pedal for Pudsey

Choose your wheels and go the distance for BBC Children in Need this year.  We want you to ride with the rest of the nation and get sponsored to pedal for Pudsey. We have everything you need to take on your challenge right here…

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