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BBC Radio WM visit NULC during 250 mile tandem tour in aid of Children in Need

16th November 2016

Staff and students of Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) welcomed the BBC Radio WM tandem challenge team on Tuesday 15 November as they embarked on day two of a 250 mile journey across the West Midlands to raise money for Children in Need.

BBC Radio WM visit NULC during 250 mile tandem tour in aid of Children in Need

Led by BBC Radio WM presenter Richie Anderson, and supported by a host of special guests, the challenge will see the team pedalling 250 miles over a five day period, battling the unforgiving November weather and the diverse terrain of the region on their route.

At the start of the 50 mile journey between Stoke and Shrewsbury on day two, Richie Anderson, accompanied by Rebecca Wood from BBC Midlands Today, stopped off at NULC to meet staff and students who, despite the inclement weather had congregated in substantial numbers on Knutton Lane to cheer the team on and show support.  Anderson said: “I’ve spent the last two weeks visiting projects that BBC Children In Need support and through the really hard times and tough terrain, I remind myself why I’m doing this challenge.  BBC Children in Need do so much and I am privileged to be able to do my bit to help support the cause.”

He continued: “The support at NULC was absolutely amazing. It really makes a big difference to see so many smiling faces as we ride into a new location as it really spurs us on.”

Principal & Chief Executive of Newcastle-under-Lyme College, Karen Dobson, said: “We have a number of fundraising activities planned this week for Children in Need, so when we heard that Richie, Pudsey and the BBC WM Tandem Challenge Team were passing along Knutton Lane, we were delighted to be able to welcome and support them. Covering a 250 mile distance over 5 days is an impressive feat and we wish the team good luck for the rest of their journey.”

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