CROWDS lined the streets in Wrexham villages to get a glimpse of a Children in Need challenge.

The Rickshaw Challenge came to Overton and Bangor-on-Dee on Monday morning, and people braved the wet and blustery conditions to show their support.

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Crowds in Bangor-on-Dee welcome participants of the Rickshaw Challenge

The challenge sees a team of six young people and The One Show’s Matt Baker take on an eight-day challenge to cycle 400 miles from Holyhead to London.

This year’s route will see the team ride to Flash, the highest village in the UK, and tackle the steepest street in the world in Harlech.

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And on day four of the challenge the riders travelled from Oswestry to Crewe, visiting Overton and Bangor-on-Dee on the way.

The six riders joining Matt – Adelle, Emma, Josh, Kelsey, Thomas and Uche – are all incredible young people who are blind or are recovering from cancer.

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The One Show's Matt Baker in Bangor-on-Dee during the Rickshaw Challenge

And for this year the Hunter Foundation has pledged to give 40p for every £1 donated by the general public to the challenge, helping to make the public’s donations go even further in making a difference to young lives.

After leaving Crewe, the Rickshaw Challenge team will then travel through the East Midlands, before arriving in London in time for Children in Need on Friday, November 15.

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The Rickshaw Challenge team moves through Bangor-on-Dee