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 Larne, and the P&O Ferries terminal 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. 


Members of the public are invited to come down to the P&O Terminal , Olderfleet Road, Larne from 5pm to cheer Team Rickshaw into Larne as they cross the finish line at Larne Harbour. Those planning to come and show their support are advised to make use of car parks on Redlands Road which is in walking distance to Olderfleet Road.


There will also be a free Translink shuttle bus running from Asda to Olderfleet Road from 4.50pmuntil shortly after 6pm. Car parking on Olderfleet Road is limited and must be kept clear for harbour traffic and the Rickshaw Convoy.


It is anticipated that the Rickshaw Convoy will travel along Redland Roads, onto Olderfleet Road, Larne to the finish line between 5pm and 6pm.


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 Olderfleet Road on Friday 8th November. Please come along and show your support.”


Members of the public can track the visit on as well as

on Twitter via #TeamRickshaw.

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