ViewRanger keeps The One Show Rickshaw Challenge riders on track

6/11/2015

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For the fifth consecutive year, ViewRanger — the app for outdoor adventure — is delighted to be supporting The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need, which begins today (6 November), with mapping and live tracking capabilities.

 

This year’s Team Rickshaw has been provided with smartphones, preloaded with the ViewRanger app and Ordnance Survey maps, to help the riders stay on track – and for others to track their progress live – throughout the arduous 470 mile journey across England.

Now in its fifth year and having raised over £7.9m in total, the team is hoping to smash previous records with the best year of fundraising yet.

Craig Wareham, ViewRanger co-founder, said: “The Rickshaw Challenge is always a tough proposition for the young riders but using the ViewRanger app, the team will be able to see where they are at all times, how fast they are going and how far they've got to go.

“It will provide the riders with a real confidence boost when the going gets tough and I’m delighted to be able to support these courageous young people as they tackle the eight day ride.

“ViewRanger’s BuddyBeacon facility will provide location information to update the charity’s website, allowing supporters to follow the team’s progress in real time. Local supporters will also be able to see when the team will arrive in their area and be there in person to cheer them on.”

Supporters can follow the team’s progress online, via the BBC Children in Need website or http://pudsey.viewranger.com/ as they travel from Land’s End in Cornwall, working their way across England in a bid to cross the finish line in Elstree on Friday 13 November, in time for the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show. On this page they will also be able to read all the tweets and photos sent to Team Rickshaw, tagged to the route.

To donate by text:

To give £5 text TEAM to 70705

To give £10 text TEAM to 70710

Texts cost £5 or £10 respectively plus one standard rate message; £5 or £10 will go to BBC Children in Need. Go to bbc.co.uk/pudsey for full terms and conditions. You must be over 16 and ask the bill payer's permission.

 

The Route:

Day 1: Land's End to Padstow
Day 2: Padstow to Okehampton
Day 3: Okehampton to Taunton
Day 4: Taunton to Bristol
Day 5: Bristol to Winchester
Day 6: Winchester to Brighton
Day 7: Brighton to The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Day 8: The Historic Dockyard Chatham to Elstree

ViewRanger runs on iPhone, iPad and on Android phones and tablets. It is free to download and users can also share or publish tracked routes free of charge.

The app, which combines high quality mapping, active GPS waypoint navigation, trail guides as well as a sports computer, was one of the first apps to be Android Wear™ enabled and is continuing to invest in developing new features for all outdoor recreational activities.

 

 ViewRanger

The award-winning ViewRanger app helps active people across the world plan, navigate, record, and share their outdoor experiences.

Combining high-quality mapping for over 20 different countries, active GPS waypoint navigation, national and international trail guides, and sports computer functionality, the app is designed to work in areas with no phone or data coverage.

On the move and with no signal users can view maps and actively navigate trails overlaid on the map, record their tracks, and view live stats.

In areas with a data connection, the BuddyBeacon function can be used to locate friends in real-time; link photos and tweets to tracks and share these adventures via a range of platforms; plan future trips nearby or far afield by downloading routes with descriptions and photos or plot or publish their own.

ViewRanger is used and trusted by over 150 Search and Rescue teams across Europe and North America, and over 500 brands use ViewRanger to publish and promote their trail content.

The possibilities are endless: It's an indispensable app multi-tool, companion to all outdoor experiences.

The ViewRanger app is available on Apple® iOS, Android, Nokia Symbian, Blackberry BB10, Amazon Kindle Fire & Android Wear™ Smartwatches.

To find out more go to: http://www.viewranger.com/

 

For more information please contact:

Pelican communications

will.herman@pelicanpr.co.uk | emma.wilkinson@pelicomms.co.uk  | kim.butigan@pelicomms.co.uk 

Tel: 01457 820807

 

BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge

Text to Donate - Terms and Conditions

1. Text messages cost £5/£10, plus your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). This service can only be used from a UK mobile and does not include Channel Islands or Isle of Man mobile networks. If you donate using this service from a UK mobile abroad you may incur additional network charges. Donations can be made online all year round at bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

2. Your support will result in a £5/£10 donation to BBC Children in Need (a registered charity in England and Wales, number 802052 and in Scotland, number SC039557) for each text message you send.

3. Where calls to donate are associated with challenges, your donations are independent of the success or failure of the challenge.

4. The following mobile network operators have waived their charges in order to allow the full £5/£10 cost of the reply confirmation text message (described below) to go entirely to support BBC Children in Need: 3, O2, EE, Virgin, Vodafone. In addition, HM Treasury have confirmed that no VAT should be charged on these donations.

5. You can send a text message between 1900 on 15 October 2014 and 23.59 on 31 January 2015. Please ensure you spell the keyword correctly and send your text message to the correct number.

6. If your keyword and short code are valid and your text message is received within the specified times and dates, you will be charged £5/£10 via a reply confirmation text message and your donation will go to BBC Children in Need (with the exception of Vodafone customers, who will be charged £5/£10 directly via their bill). It may take some time for you to receive the confirmation text message. Please wait until you receive it. Each valid text you send will result in a charge of £5/£10 plus your standard network message charge, regardless of when you receive your confirmation text message. Any repeat texts will result in repeat donations.

7. If your keyword or short code is invalid, or if your message is received outside the times and dates of the service, you may not receive a confirmation text message but may still be charged your standard network message charge. You will not be charged the £5/£10 donation by BBC Children in Need as you will not be donating to the charity.

8. If you enter the keyword incorrectly, but your text message is sent to 70705/70710, you may still be charged £5/£10 via a confirmation text message, in which case your donation will still be made to BBC Children in Need.

9. If you send a text message outside of the promotion dates, you may still be charged £5/£10 via a confirmation text message, in which case your donation will still be made to BBC Children in Need.

10. You can donate by text to 70705 a maximum of 6 times each day from the same mobile telephone number (midnight to midnight). If you try to donate more than 6 times in a day using the same keyword from the same mobile, you will still be charged your standard network rate, but will not be charged £5 for a confirmation text message and will not be donating to BBC Children in Need. For the avoidance of doubt this maximum is placed on the text messages sent with the same keyword to the same short code.

If you would like to contribute more money to BBC Children in Need, you can donate online on our website atbbc.co.uk/pudsey

11. You can donate by text to 70710 a maximum of 3 times each day from the same mobile telephone number (midnight to midnight). If you try to donate more than 3 times in a day using the same keyword from the same mobile, you will still be charged your standard network rate, but will not be charged £10 for a confirmation text message and will not be donating to BBC Children in Need. For the avoidance of doubt this maximum is placed on the text messages sent with the same keyword to the same short code.

If you would like to contribute more money to BBC Children in Need, you can donate online on our website atbbc.co.uk/pudsey

12. All supporters must obtain permission from the bill payer before sending a text message. If you are under 16 years old, you must have your parent or guardian’s permission to send a text donation to us.

13. BBC, BBC Children in Need and their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any text being lost or not properly received.

14. To find out more about the charity, or if you have questions about this service, please go towww.bbc.co.uk/pudsey or call the BBC Children in Need Helpdesk on 0345 609 0015 (Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00). Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider’s call package.

15. The text service is provided by Fonix Mobile Limited. If you have any queries regarding the service, please contact Fonix at the following email address: care@fonix.com or write to Fonix Mobile Limited, 23 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BQ or call on the following Helpline Number: 0208 114 7001 (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 17:30).

16. BBC Children in Need is a registered charity, number 802052 (England and Wales) SC039557 (Scotland

17. BBC and BBC Children in Need reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.

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