One Show presenter Matt Baker starts his Children in Need rickshaw challenge from Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. 2011

One Show presenter Matt Baker starts his Children in Need rickshaw challenge from Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, back in 2011.

The One Shows Rickshaw Challenge came to a celebratory end on Friday as the team cycled into MediaCity, Salford.

The challenge, returned by The One Show for its eighth year, saw six inspiring young people cycle 423 miles alongside presenter Matt Damon to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Starting in Calais, the group spent six days on their grueling challenge, passing through checkpoints such as Royal Wootten Bassett, Malvern and Telford along the way.

The team was made up of teens who have been supported by BBC Children in Need-funded projects, and each took turns to pedal the custom made Rickshaw, built by McLaren.

Harry, 17, lives with quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, and Worster-Drought Syndrome, which means that he also struggles to use his facial muscles and finds communicating hard.

The final stretch saw the riders complete the last 52 miles from Chester Zoo to MediaCity in Salford Quays, which was broadcast live on the BBC Children in Need programme yesterday evening.

BBC One Show Rickshaw Challenge, Calais to Salford
BBC One Show Rickshaw Challenge, Calais to Salford

The show also encouraged riders at home to have a go at their own cycling challenge, logging miles on the Strava app and collecting donations.

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1,161 cyclists all over the country rode more than 166,116 miles in total, raising £67,383.

A record breaking £50.6 million was donated during last nights programme, taking the overall donation total to BBC Children in Need to over £1 billion, since it started its annual fundraiser in 1980.

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