11th November 2011, 4:50pm
The One Show's Matt Baker brings BBC Children in Need Challenge to University
Matt Baker outside the BBC with Pudsey The One Show's presenter Matt Baker will be stopping off at the University of Lincoln on Tuesday 15 November, as part of one of his most daunting challenges yet: The One Show Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need, which will see him ask Britain to get behind him as he cycles a rickshaw from Edinburgh to London in eight days.

Matt set off on his arduous journey this morning (Friday 11th November) from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. He will attempt to complete the marathon 484 mile journey to the BBC in London, finishing live on The One Show's Children in Need special on Friday 18th November on BBC One. He will brave the harsh winter elements and battle steep hills, to cycle his rickshaw for up to ten hours each day and burn up to 9000 calories daily.

The programme will greet him live on air every weeknight as Matt crosses the finishing line at each location. The event in Lincoln is on day five of the challenge and will see him arrive in the square between the University’s Engine Shed and Great Central Warehouse Library. The region’s Young Farmers will be turning out to support Matt, who is the president of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs. The University cheerleading team, the Lincoln Jets, will also be giving Matt a unique welcome. He will have peddled the 78 miles from York to Lincoln and be preparing himself for the 73.2 mile trek to Peterborough the next day.

Every day viewers will be able to follow Matt's progress online at the BBC Children in Need website www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey and on Twitter at @BBCCiN, @bakermattbaker and #CiNrickshaw, as he travels onwards from Hawick to Hexham, Barnard Castle, York, Lincoln, Peterborough, Cambridge and finally London.

BBC Children in Need supports projects working with disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK. They currently support around 2,500 projects that are working with children facing a range of disadvantages for example, poverty and deprivation, disabled young people and children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect. This year's appeal will be on Friday 18th November.
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