A CHARITY challenge is set to kick off in the Borders, as part of a week long fundraising event.

The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge in aid of BBC Children In Need is back for a sixth year, with a new team of riders taking to the roads.

Setting off from Jedburgh on Friday, November 11, the riders will travel across Britain's East Coast covering 470 miles and ending in London on Friday, November 18 in time for the BBC Children In Need Appeal Show.

This year the rickshaw will once again be pedalled by six young riders, all of whom have been supported by BBC Children in Need funded projects.

The One Show presenter Matt Baker will be on the road cycling alongside the team offering support and advice throughout the journey, whilst Alex Jones will be following every step of the way, cheering on the team, live from studio.

To date, the Challenge has raised more than £12million and in keeping with tradition, the young riders will not only test their pedal power, but also their mettle, as they deliver speeches to a live audience explaining their motivations for taking on the challenge this year. 

The team hopes their efforts will not only help them raise money, but awareness of the real difference being made to disadvantaged children and young people’s lives across the UK thanks to BBC Children in Need.

Presenter of The One Show, Matt Baker said: “Every year I am inspired by the incredible young people who take on the Rickshaw Challenge, and this year is no different.

"The six young riders in Team Rickshaw have faced major challenges in their lives already, but thanks to the Charity they have been able to overcome so much; and now they feel ready to give back.

"We hope that the public will rally behind them to help raise more money for BBC Children in Need. It really does make such a difference.”

Co-host Alex Jones added: “I am delighted that the Rickshaw Challenge is returning this year. Last year we were amazed by the outpouring of support from people across the UK who gave to the challenge and followed the riders on their extraordinary journey.

"This year’s team is brilliant, so we’re calling on everyone to show their support once more and push Team Rickshaw to another successful year!”

Check out our map below of the Rickshaw Challenge route:

Since 2011, The One Show Rickshaw Challenge has raised funds for BBC Children in Need, with each and every penny going on to support disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.

The One Show viewers will be able to follow Team Rickshaw’s progress on the show each day, but the full route – including a real-time update of the rickshaw’s progress – is also available at http://pudsey.viewranger.com/.

To donate, or get some fundraising tips, visit bbc.co.uk/pudsey.