#BBCgoesP&O - The BBC One Show's Alex Jones will be passing through the Port of Larne's P&O Ferry terminal tomorrow evening (8 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 who¹ve 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 tomorrow from the Giant¹s 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 15 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 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 tomorrow evening 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. Please come along and show your support.
For further details of the Rickshaw Challenge and to track their progress throughout the journey, visit www.bbc.co.uk/Pudsey as well as on Twitter via #TeamRickshaw.