PEOPLE came out in force in their hundreds to cheer on Team Rickshaw as they pedalled through Powys for Children in Need.

Despite the “totally freezing” temperatures, The One Show’s Matt Baker described the warm welcome in Machynlleth on Saturday evening as “absolutely magical”.

On Sunday, Matt and six young people set off from Machynlleth to Oswestry for their third and final day in Wales.

Kelsey, 17, from Watford kicked off the day at 7.30am in Machynlleth and stopped for a spot of breakfast in “beautiful” Mallwyd before heading to Llangadfan and Llanerfyl.

The convoy took a well-earned break outside Llanfair Caereinion at Neuadd Bridge Caravan park.

Brenda Bickley, from Neuadd Bridge, said more than 200 people turned out to support Team Rickshaw at the caravan park.

Brenda said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day. The people here were still on a high after they left. We’ve never experienced anything like it.”

Brenda and a couple of volunteers presented Matt Baker with £244 for Children in Need that was raised from a raffle and refreshments sold on Saturday morning.

Team Rickshaw member Emma, 18, from Nottingham, said at Neuadd Bridge Caravan Park that the challenge has been “amazing”.

She said: “We cycled through the snow. It was completely different to just cycling through the normal streets and valleys.

“It was amazing to see all the people that had actually come out. It’s so much fun with the team and Matt and singing along songs as we were riding.”

The convoy continued through breath-taking scenery towards Meifod where hundreds of people and Pudsey gave rider Josh a hero’s welcome before riding to Llanymynech and Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain.