BBC Children in Need rickshaw passes through Warwickshire

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The BBC One Show Rickshaw Challenge passed through Hatton Park, Gaydon and Lighthorne. Photos by Victoria Jane Photography www.victoriajanephotography.co.uk

The BBC One Show Rickshaw Challenge passed through Stratford District today (Saturday) as the team took on a gruelling 500mile route.

The pedal rickshaw went along the B4100 passing by Lighthorne Heath, Gaydon and Temple Herdewyke, on its way from London to Glasgow.

The team made a pitstop at 11am to join locals as they observed two minutes’ silence to mark Armistice Day.

The One Show presenter Matt Baker meets young fan Livy Kettell.

One Show presenter Matt Baker happily chatted and posed for photos with well-wishers along the route.

Since 2011, The Rickshaw Challenge has raised over £16 million for BBC Children in Need, and every penny donated goes towards helping children and young people across the UK.

The new team of six riders, all of whom have been supported by BBC Children in Need funded projects, will push themselves to the limit, battling steep hills and braving the elements in the hope that their efforts will help them raise as much money as possible.

The week-long ride is due to reach its final destination, Glasgow, on Friday, 17th November.

To track the live progress of the Rickshaw Challenge visit http://pudsey.viewranger.com/