BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge raises over £8.5 million

The BBC Children In Need’s Rickshaw Challenge 2019, led by Matt Baker from The One Show, raised £8,521,680.

This year’s challenge saw the six young participants, including Cerebral Palsy Sport athlete Thomas, cycle 400 miles from Holyhead in Wales to Elstree Studios, arriving during the live broadcast.

Of the many challenges en route, Thomas was the chose rider to tackle the steepest street in the World on Saturday 9th November. The minor road – Ffordd Pen Llech in Snowdonia – has a gradient of 37.45%.

During the challenge Thomas said how much he was honoured to be representing Cerebral Palsy Sport Sport and Children in Need.

“It’s hard work, we’re very busy but it is truly enjoyable. The support from the people really help keep them going. The team are truly determined and will keep on pedalling. Please keep giving if you can and thank you for all your support”.

Thomas gave a heart felt speech about how he has tackled bullying when he was invited to speak on the BBC Graham Norton Show.

Cerebral Palsy Sport were delighted to support Thomas at various points of the Rickshaw Challenge.

Find out more about the BBC Children in Need Cerebral Palsy Sport funded project here