Children in Need Virtual Rickshaw Challenge

Schools Challenge 2019

Last year, Somerset schools took part in a virtual version of the BBC's Children in Need The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge. Organised by Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) School Games programme, 25 schools and 5,000 pupils took part in different physical activity challenges during the BBC Children in Need Week (12-16 November 2018).

Many schools succeeded their target of achieving 423 miles over the week. In total, 15,937 miles was completed in 7 days collectively and an incredible £12,136 raised. An amazing achievement by all involved.

We want to replicate this for 2019 and get many more children and schools involved. We also encourage surrounding Counties to take part in the challenge with us.

During Children in Need week in November 2019 (11th - 15th) the challenge for schools is to be active and attempt to achieve the 423-mile virtual rickshaw challenge. This can be done as a whole school (house/inter tutor/or within lesson competition). Teams can count:

  • Distance to walk/scoot/bike to school
  • Mile a day runs
  • Fitness Suite challenges using gym bikes/treadmill/etc.
  • Fun active school activities

However you want to achieve it, and if 423 miles is too far in 1 week you could always choose to complete a leg of the journey and complete that instead.

We would love to make this even bigger for 2019, raising awareness of the benefits of physical activity and being active and the power communities coming together has when raising funds for charity.

What to do next:

  1. Complete the expression of interest form.
  2. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Murdoch on
  3. Once registered, wait for further instructions from the SASP team!

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    Somerset CCG
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK