Rickshaw Challenge 2018

Last November’s challenge was a little unusual as for the first time the team started in continental Europe. A trip through the Channel Tunnel by Rickshaw is definitely a first and with the drop and climb involved probably best left until they got this new lighter McLaren motorsport version! Lots of pictures here so I’m separating them by end-point of the day


The first day ended after a trip from near Calais, across the channel, and then through Kent to Ashford.

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The One Show – 7th & 8th November 2018

7th November

The hour long show had a crowded sofa as usual. The main guests were Carol Vorderman (talking about flying, including presenting a VT on the F35) and Peter Andre (promoting a new tour). They were joined by a couple from Strictly in Oti Mabuse and Graeme Swann.

Matt was wearing a black shirt and jeans

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The One Show – 10th October 2018

This was a bumper show – back to an hour – for the launch of The Rickshaw Challenge 2018. We had 3 guests as well in actor/comedian Ruth Jones, vet Noel Fitzpatrick, and all-round action person Ben Fogle. 

Matt was mostly wearing a red jumper and jeans. We did also have him host the VT of the new rickshaw build at McLaren where he was wearing his red bike t-shirt (and standing next to Ayrton Senna’s McLaren which is a win in my book!)

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The One Show – 16th November 2017

Penultimate day of the Rickshaw Challenge which took the team to Edinburgh Castle. This resulted in flashbacks to the very first day of the Rickshaw Challenge back in 2011 when Matt set off in Ricktoria for his solo journey and in showing that we saw again some familiar faces from that first day.

This is also always the emotional day on the challenge as it’s the last full one shown on The One Show so Matt talks about the whole team and what this means. I’m always certain that adds at least a million to the total! #whereshisknighthood

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