In pictures: BBC’s Matt Baker brings Pudsey to Lincoln

— Updated with Matt Baker’s Lincoln departure and Wednesday’s route

BBC One Show presenter Matt Baker stopped in Lincoln on Tuesday, November 15, as part of the programme’s Rickshaw Challenge for Children in Need.

Baker set off on November 11 from Edinburgh, with the aim to complete the marathon 484-mile journey to the BBC in London on Friday.

The programme greeted him live on air every weeknight, as he crossed the finishing line at each location, though he missed the Lincoln appearance.

Instead, University of Lincoln’s Jets cheerleading team encouraged Baker and chants from the crowd waiting for him outside the Engine Shed were shown.

The presenter arrived shortly after 10pm, around three hours later than planned, as he was delayed by muscle strain due to exhaustion and weather conditions.

Baker trekked 78 miles from York to Lincoln and stayed overnight at Holiday Inn on the Brayford to prepare for the 73-mile journey to Peterborough on Wednesday.

The presenter will be taking the scenic route, travelling through Branston, Metheringham, Billinghay, Heckington, Billingbrough and Spalding before he reaches tonights destination.

You can track Baker’s progress online but if you are hoping to wish him well please remember there is a slight delay on his progress after he left Lincoln four hours late at 10:00am this morning.

It’s expected the charity challenge will finish live on the One Show’s Children in Need special on Friday, November 18, on BBC One.

Photos: Dominic Clark for The Lincolnite