Support the BBC in The Midlands' Children In Need Appeal: Tandem Tour

Support the BBC in The Midlands' Children In Need Appeal: Tandem Tour

BBC in The Midlands' Children In Need Tandem Tour: The BBC in The Midlands is set to embark on a 250 mile Tandem Tour today, with Birmingham's gay village included as one of it's final destinations.

The Tandem Tour will see BBC WM's Richie Anderson travel fifty miles a day over five days raising money for BBC Children In Need.

Joining Richie throughout the week will be X Factor star Louisa Johnson, Citizen Khan, England rugby player James Haskell, actor Neil Morrisey, Coronation Street legends Jim McDonald and Curly Watts, Olympic gold medallist Joe Clarke and Midlands Today's Nick Owen, Mary Rhodes and Rebecca Wood.

If you'd like to support Richie along his 250 mile route, he will be passing through the city's gay village on Friday afternoon, 18th November at approximately 2pm, before heading to his final destination at The Bullring.

250 mile Tandem Ride for Pudsey

BBC WM’s Richie Anderson is doing his thing for Children in Need and tackling the roads of the West Midlands…on a Tandem.

He’ll be joined by a host of special guests on the back of his Tandem as he embarks on a 250 mile tour of the five BBC Local Radio stations.

You can follow his tears, tantrums and triumphs on BBC WM and BBC Midlands Today.

Day 1 - Birmingham to Stoke

Day 2 - Stoke to Shrewsbury

Day 3 - Shrewsbury to Worcester

Day 4 - Worcester to Coventry

Day 5 - Coventry to Birmingham and then onto the Black Country living museum

We asked Richie "Why are you doing this", here is what he said:

"I'm really nervous as I've never taken on a challenge like this before.

"For regular cyclists 50 miles in a day is tough but doable, I'm a novice and I have to do it for five days in a row.

"I've seen the route and there are some huge hills between Shrewsbury and Worcester plus I've got the open spaces of Cannock Chase to deal with in the wind.

"But, I've spent the last two weeks visiting projects that BBC Children In Need support and through the really hard times and tough days I need to remind myself why I'm doing this"

"BBC Children in Need do so much and help so many children I need to do my bit."

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– Entry was posted on November 16th, 2016 by James Haskell

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