The One Show’s Team Rickshaw challenge rides through Hatfield and Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 19:59 14 November 2014 | UPDATED: 08:43 17 November 2014

The Children In Need rickshaw passes The Galleria in Hatfield

The Children In Need rickshaw passes The Galleria in Hatfield

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The One Show’s Team Rickshaw challenge cycled through Hatfield and Potters Bar today (Friday) to raise money for the 2014 BBC Children in Need appeal.

Presenter Matt Baker waves to the crowdPresenter Matt Baker waves to the crowd

The young charity riders arrived in Hatfield from St Albans later than initially expected, after making a special stop off at Playskill, a Children in Need funded project in Hemel Hempstead.

With The One Show and Countryfile presenter Matt Baker riding alongside them, the rickshaw fundraisers cycled into Hatfield via the A1057 near the University of Hertfordshire’s de Havilland Campus.

In the shadow of The Galleria, they progressed along Cavendish Way, before heading towards the Great North Road A1000 towards Brookmans Park.

The Children In Need rickshaw passes through Darkes Lane in Potters BarThe Children In Need rickshaw passes through Darkes Lane in Potters Bar

The entourage eventually rode down Darkes Lane, in Potters Bar, in the dark.

Earlier in the day, the official Team Rickshaw Twitter account @TeamRickshaw tweeted: “Rolling through St Albans to huge cheers for #TeamRickshaw”

The Team Rickshaw crew left BBC’s Media City, near Manchester, last Friday and the riders’ gruelling 450-mile Salford to Walford challenge finished on the EastEnders set, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, this evening (Friday).

Team Rickshaw for BBC Children in Need

* To support the challenge and donate £5, text TEAM to 70705. Alternatively to donate £10, text TEAM to 70710.

* Texts cost £5 or £10 respectively plus one standard rate message; £5 or £10 will go to BBC Children in Need.

* Go to bbc.co.uk/pudsey for full terms and conditions. You must be over 16 and ask the bill payer’s permission.

The riders are expected to have raised more than £1million for Children in Need, with the exact figure announced tonight at 8.50pm.

At 7.11pm, the Team Rickshaw Twitter account tweeted: “They’ve done it! At 8.50 the final total will be announced. Thank you so much for all of the support, it means the world to #TeamRickshaw”

* Team Rickshaw’s route can be seen online at pudsey.viewranger.com


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