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Team Rickshaw's visit to Heart of Hawick a great success!

Wednesday saw Heart of Hawick’s Civic Space full to bursting with locals out in force supporting Team Rickshaw 2017 as they continue towards the finish line in Glasgow.

Hawick was the first stop in the history of the Rickshaw Challenge to be visited twice, with last night’s crowd reaching 2000.

The atmosphere was electric as Team Rickshaw rode into the Civic Space to cheers and applause. To date the challenge has raised £16million for BBC Children in Need and this year’s team have all benefited from Children in Need funded projects.

It was an emotional reunion as the exhausted but happy riders met their proud families outside the Heart of Hawick.

On Wednesday night the Hawick Rugby team assisted in revealing the total that this year’s inspirational rickshaw riders have raised so far, a whopping £1,528,601.

Live Borders, the not-for-profit cultural and sport trust which operates the Heart of Hawick, has been working closely with the BBC to host the return of the event.

Heart of Hawick operations manager, Sophy Delavigne, was delighted to see such a big turn out: “It was great to see so many people braving the cold weather to come out and show their support for Team Rickshaw. Hawick has done itself proud!”

Host of The One Show Matt Baker enjoyed his second visit to Hawick: “We were really excited to have arrived in Hawick. It’s fantastic seeing everyone turn out to welcome Team Rickshaw and the show of support for BBC Children in Need was a wonderful way to end Day seven of our journey.”

Live Borders Chief Executive, Ewan Jackson added, “Heart of Hawick is a venue with a fantastic legacy and perfect for hosting events of this nature.”

We congratulate Team Rickshaw 2017 on their incredible journey and wish them all the best as they reach their destination in Glasgow this evening.