ViewRanger—the app for outdoor adventure—is delighted to be supporting The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need, which begins today (6 November), for the fifth consecutive year.
This year’s Team Rickshaw has been provided with smartphones, preloaded with the ViewRanger app and Ordnance Survey maps, to help the riders stay on track – and for others to track their progress live – throughout the arduous 470 mile journey across England.
Now in its fifth year and having raised over £7.9m in total, the team is hoping to smash previous records with the best year of fundraising yet.
Craig Wareham, ViewRanger co-founder, said: “The Rickshaw Challenge is always a tough proposition for the young riders but using the ViewRanger app, the team will be able to see where they are at all times, how fast they are going and how far they’ve got to go.
“It will provide the riders with a real confidence boost when the going gets tough and I’m delighted to be able to support these courageous young people as they tackle the eight day ride.
“ViewRanger’s BuddyBeacon facility will provide location information to update the charity’s website, allowing supporters to follow the team’s progress in real time. Local supporters will also be able to see when the team will arrive in their area and be there in person to cheer them on.”
Supporters can follow the team’s progress online, via the BBC Children in Need website or http://pudsey.viewranger.com/ as they travel from Land’s End in Cornwall, working their way across England in a bid to cross the finish line in Elstree on Friday 13 November, in time for the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show. On this page they will also be able to read all the tweets and photos sent to Team Rickshaw, tagged to the route.
To donate by text:
To give £5 text TEAM to 70705
To give £10 text TEAM to 70710
Texts cost £5 or £10 respectively plus one standard rate message; £5 or £10 will go to BBC Children in Need. Go to bbc.co.uk/pudsey for full terms and conditions. You must be over 16 and ask the bill payer’s permission.
Day 1: Land’s End to Padstow
Day 2: Padstow to Okehampton
Day 3: Okehampton to Taunton
Day 4: Taunton to Bristol
Day 5: Bristol to Winchester
Day 6: Winchester to Brighton
Day 7: Brighton to The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Day 8: The Historic Dockyard Chatham to Elstree
ViewRanger runs on iPhone, iPad and on Android phones and tablets. It is free to download and users can also share or publish tracked routes free of charge.
The app, which combines high quality mapping, active GPS waypoint navigation, trail guides as well as a sports computer, was one of the first apps to be Android Wear™ enabled and is continuing to invest in developing new features for all outdoor recreational activities.