Oswestry will play host to the increasingly-popular 'Rickshaw Challenge' for BBC's Children in Need next month.

The challenge will see a team of six young people and The One Show’s Matt Baker will take on on an eight day challenge 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, Wales.

Starting on Friday, November 8 in Holyhead, the group and the new, modified rickshaw will arrive into Oswestry at the end of day three, with The One Show expected to catch up with the team live on BBC1.

Matt and the riders – Adelle, Emma, Josh, Kelsey, Thomas and Uche, who are incredible young people who are blind or are recovering from cancer – will then depart from the town early on day four on their way to Crewe.

The 'Rickshaw Challenge' team will then arrive in London in time for Children in Need on Friday, November 15.

Oswestry mayor, Councillor John Price, was delighted to see the challenge come to the town.

"I'm really excited about this," he said.

"It's a great thing to see coming here – it's a national event that raises so much money for people and it's great that they want to choose Oswestry as part of that.

"I will be there on the night to welcome to our great town. Isn't it fantastic they're coming here?"