BBC TV presenter Matt Baker was given a warm welcome as he pedalled into Bolton as part of The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge today.

Matt came through Farnworth into Bolton town centre and up Belmont as part of the 500 mile ride to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

He said: “It was a joy passing through Bolton today.

“Seeing everyone out on the road supporting us really spurs Team Rickshaw along and gives us the motivation to keep pedalling!”

Matt said: “I really look forward to this time of year, when I get to jump on my bike and hit the road with Team Rickshaw to raise money for BBC Children in Need, a cause that’s near and dear to my heart.”

The team set off on Thursday from The One Show studio at New Broadcasting House in London.

Team Rickshaw is working its way across the UK in a bid to cross the finish line in Glasgow on Friday, during BBC Children in Need’s 2017 Appeal Show.

To date, the challenge has raised more than £16million and the team is hoping the latest effort will help secure another strong total. To support the challenge visit