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26 October 2016

Ross overcomes epilepsy to join BBC One Show's Rickshaw Challenge

Epilepsy Society wishes eighteen-year old Ross from Sunderland the best of luck as he takes part in the BBC One Show’s 2016 Rickshaw challenge. Ross, who has mixed aggressive epilepsy which can cause him to collapse multiple times a day, is one of six young riders cycling 470 miles from Jedburgh in Scotland to central London to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Photo: BBC Children in Need

When Ross is cycling, his increased concentration makes it unlikely that he will have a seizure making it safe for him to ride the rickshaw. The rickshaw will take the route down the east coast of Britain and riders will deliver speeches to live audiences along the way, explaining their motivations for taking on the challenge this year.

The team sets off on 11 November, hoping to cross the finish line in time for the televised Children in Need Appeal on 18 November. To date the Rickshaw Challenge has raised more than £12 million pounds in the last six years.

Find out more

Read about how to cycle and take part safely in other sports with epilepsy.


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