Team Rickshaw heads to Crewe in aid of BBC Children in Need on day 4 of the Rickshaw Challenge, Monday November 11th. They will arrive in Crewe after a challenging ride which starts at Oswestry that morning and passes through Malpas and Nantwich before arriving at Crewe Memorial Square for a 7pm appearance on The One Show.
Day 5 starts on Tuesday 12th of November at Crewe and heads to Matlock Bath, travelling through Alsager and then the Peak District where they tackle the highest village in the UK, Flash.
This year the engineers at the McLaren Technology Centre have enhanced the Rickshaw to enable visually impaired and blind riders to take part in the challenge. A recumbent guide-trike, which fixes to the front of the Rickshaw allows steering and braking to be managed by a guide rider whilst a visually impaired rider pedals from the main driving seat of the Rickshaw.
Mayor Benn Minshall said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our wonderful town in front of the national TV cameras at a time when Crewe is fast becoming a must-go destination for visitors, particularly with the eagerly-anticipated Lumen spectacular just around the corner.
“It also gives us a chance to come out and support a wonderful charity challenge that has raised millions of pounds for Children in Need.
“I’m sure the people of a Crewe will come out in force to cheer Matt and his team on and show the nation just how special and welcoming our town is.”