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BBC Wiltshire Pedal for Pudsey

BBC Wiltshire Breakfast presenter Ben Prater is taking a pedal-bus around town for Children in Need.
His target is to cycle 100 miles.

Ben will have a week to cycle across town, leading up to BBC Children in Need appeal night on Friday, 17 November.

He needs your help with two things:

1) Pedal Power – we are looking for groups and individuals to join him on an eight-seater pedal-bus.

2) Yellow Fever – we want to be noticed so can you help us to decorate the vehicle?

Let us know if you can help. If you would like to be involved email

The route

All timings approximate.

Monday 13 November

11:30-12:30 Morrisons, Dorcan

16:00-19:00 Orbital Retail Park

Tuesday 14 November

10:30-11:30 Pinehurst Community Centre

16:00-19:00 Designer Outlet

Wednesday 15 November

12:00-14:00 Ashgrove House, Purton

16:00-19:00 West Swindon District Centre

Thursday 16 November

11:30-13:30 Intel

16:00-19:00 County Ground Athletics Track

Friday 17 November

06:30-09:00 Goddard Park Primary School

Ben says: “I’m no cyclist. I’ve not actually owned a bike since 2013 when I sold it to help pay for my children’s nursery fees.

“That said, I have kept my padded cycling shorts so I’ll certainly be pulling those out of the drawer when it’s time to Pedal for Pudsey.

“One hundred miles on our pedal-bus is bound to leave a few people slightly saddle-sore but I’m convinced BBC Wiltshire listeners will rise to the challenge.

“We want people to climb aboard and work those leg muscles for short stints as we weave our way around town.

“If that’s not your cup of tea, we’re also after people to help us turn the pedal-bus very yellow and very furry before we set off from the start line.

“Also, I’m hoping people will bring cake to fuel us along the route.”

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