The One Show pedals through west Wiltshire for Children in Need challenge

This Is Wiltshire: Matt Baker leads from the front as the One Show team head out of Trowbridge Matt Baker leads from the front as the One Show team head out of Trowbridge

The One Show’s presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker cycled through west Wiltshire as part of their Rickshaw Challenge raising money for Children in Need this morning.


Supporters lined the streets of Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge to cheer on the pair and the rest of their team made-up of young volunteers from across the country.

The Rickshaw Challenge started on Friday, November 9 in  Llandudno, Wales, and they are expected to arrive at BBC Television Centre, in London, on Friday for the charity’s appeal show.

Matt Baker said: “We left Bath at 6.30am, we’ve really enjoyed the beautiful scenery but not the steep hills, although the support we’ve received has been wonderful and I think this is the most picturesque route we’ve travelled along so far.”

Last night, the presenters were joined by comedian John Bishop to record the BBC show in Bath and switch-on the city’s Christmas lights.

Miss Jones said: “It was an excellent night and we had such a huge crowd and John Bishop did a great job. It was a lovely atmosphere and the support was phenomenal and of great benefit to the team after a long day of cycling.”  

The team is currently heading towards Frome, then moving onwards to Westbury and finishing this leg of their challenge in Salisbury. 

 

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2:48pm Wed 14 Nov 12

kaz1988 says...

Went out and supported them in westbury. well done to them
Went out and supported them in westbury. well done to them kaz1988
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9:49am Thu 15 Nov 12

dave wells says...

think the reporter needs to check there info as they never went anywhere near frome.
think the reporter needs to check there info as they never went anywhere near frome. dave wells
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5:37pm Fri 16 Nov 12

tp1970 says...

It's a shame this couldn't have been advertised better in the Wiltshire Times beforehand rather than reporting it after the event has happened. I was lucky enough to find out about this via word of mouth and was able to show my support but the supporters were very thin on the ground due to it not being widely advertised.
It's a shame this couldn't have been advertised better in the Wiltshire Times beforehand rather than reporting it after the event has happened. I was lucky enough to find out about this via word of mouth and was able to show my support but the supporters were very thin on the ground due to it not being widely advertised. tp1970
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8:23am Sat 17 Nov 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

tp1970 wrote:
It's a shame this couldn't have been advertised better in the Wiltshire Times beforehand rather than reporting it after the event has happened. I was lucky enough to find out about this via word of mouth and was able to show my support but the supporters were very thin on the ground due to it not being widely advertised.
How do you know it not being widely advertised was the reason for supporters being thin on the ground? Maybe a lot of people had other things to do.
[quote][p][bold]tp1970[/bold] wrote: It's a shame this couldn't have been advertised better in the Wiltshire Times beforehand rather than reporting it after the event has happened. I was lucky enough to find out about this via word of mouth and was able to show my support but the supporters were very thin on the ground due to it not being widely advertised.[/p][/quote]How do you know it not being widely advertised was the reason for supporters being thin on the ground? Maybe a lot of people had other things to do. Mrs Donnyfly
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12:56pm Sun 18 Nov 12

beetawix says...

dave wells wrote:
think the reporter needs to check there info as they never went anywhere near frome.
Which does not mean they were not heading towards Frome until later deviating towards Westbury either due to the layout of our roads or poor map reading or being convinced that Frome was best avoided.
[quote][p][bold]dave wells[/bold] wrote: think the reporter needs to check there info as they never went anywhere near frome.[/p][/quote]Which does not mean they were not heading towards Frome until later deviating towards Westbury either due to the layout of our roads or poor map reading or being convinced that Frome was best avoided. beetawix
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