Success for Rosie’s Rickshaw Challenge

18 November 2020

Student Rosie Clear is in a cycle rickshaw on a paved track cycling alongside her is Matt Baker from The One Show

Brookes student Rosie Clear played her part in a record-breaking Rickshaw Challenge last week for BBC Children in Need, cycling a combined distance of 830 miles with her team-mates. The challenge, now in its 10th year, also raised over £4.75 million!

Rosie, a first year student in Media, Journalism and Publishing, was one of six rickshaw riders. Between them were aiming to cover 332 miles at the Goodwood Estate in Sussex - the distance from Edinburgh to London. Unfortunately for Covid-secure reasons they were sent home. But that didn’t stop them and they completed the challenge on standing bikes. Having exceeded the original course distance, they had their sights set on a new target of 603 miles - the distance from Lands End to John O’Groats. In the end they surpassed even that with their record-breaking 830 miles.

You may have seen Team Rickshaw’s daily progress last week on the BBC’s The One Show, spurred on by Matt Baker. The team's many supporters across the country included Kylie Minogue who tweeted good luck to Rosie and her team-mates ahead of the Challenge.

You can read more about how Rosie was selected to take part in the Challenge in Student News. Further details and a video are also included at Children in Need’s Rickshaw Challenge.