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This is Blue Peter - but mini.

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Expect epic adventures,

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makes, bakes, badges, pets,

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presenters and your post.

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We've only got five minutes to get ready for your Blue Peter adventure.

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We've been training hard for a very special challenge.

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That is so tiring!

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That's probably the hardest thing I've done yet.

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It's a wheel-ly tough challenge we were set

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by cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy.

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Hi, Barney and Radzi, your Sport Relief challenge

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is going to push your cycling abilities to the limit.

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We're taking on a mini omnium.

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Basically, it's the best of three different track races...

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And after three months of training, it's finally race day.

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We'll be competing in front of 3,500 people

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and some of the world's best cyclists.

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No pressure then!

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To help settle our nerves, our coach, Charlie...

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-Morning, lads.

-..has a surprise in store.

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-Wow, look at that!

-Look at those!

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Our very own Blue Peter cycling outfits.

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Now we look the part, there's only one thing for it - let's race!

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First up...

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We will take in turns to try and set the fastest time

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on one lap around the track.

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And I'm up first.

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-CROWD CHATTERS AND CHEERS

-Up on the track!

-Come on, Barnes!

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Now all I need to do is remember my training -

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get to the top of the track, build up speed and wait for the bell

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before dropping down and going for it on my final lap.

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Come on, Barney - up, up, up!

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-Up, up, up!

-Go, Barney!

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No, no, no, no, no, no, high!

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-Agh.

-I'm not sure why Charlie's shouting at me.

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He timed it wrong.

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But when I hear the bell I realise my mistake -

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I've dropped down a lap too early.

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Come on, Barney! Come on! Come on!

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I try to sprint for two laps instead of one

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but my legs are in agony.

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I can't believe it - the one event I've always been strongest at

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and I've thrown it away. I am gutted.

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Is that it?

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Unlucky, Barney.

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Now it's my turn.

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I keep as high as I can

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and when it matters, I drop down on the bell just as my last lap starts.

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But I go a bit wide on the corner and it's slowing me down.

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Hold your line! Hold your line! Come on, that's it!

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My legs are burning but I keep on pedalling.

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Come on, Radzi. This is the last bend - I have to go for it now!

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Oh, I've done it - beating Barney by three seconds.

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That's one to me.

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I just gave that everything.

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Absolutely everything.

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Next...

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A tactical race with both riders going head-to-head on track

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and sprinting flat out for the finish.

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And before we hit the track, our training partners,

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Josh and Tilly, arrive to offer us some advice.

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Josh, I'm in trouble. What can I do?

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Make sure that you can always see Radzi

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so that you can anticipate his moves.

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-OK. Tilly?

-I think you need to move around the track -

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-confuse him a little bit.

-I can do that, I reckon.

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Doesn't take a lot to confuse me, you know that, mate.

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Let battle commence.

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Come on, Barney. Go, Radzi.

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I decide to take the lead early and see what Radzi does.

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Don't you worry, Barn, I'm close behind.

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I got you, Radz.

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I'm trying to keep an eye on Radzi

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but it's hard looking over your shoulder.

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I'm hanging back for a surprise attack.

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As the bell rings, I decide to go for it.

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My only hope this to overtake him on the bend...

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but again I go wide!

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I try to catch him but he's left me so much to do.

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I have no idea where Radzi is any more.

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My head is down and I'm going for the line.

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..and that makes it one-all.

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I tried so hard to come back at you then!

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You were just absolutely pedal to the metal.

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Once that bell went, I didn't know where you were.

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So, I took the flying lap, Barney took the sprint.

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It all comes down to this.

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Only one of us can win this.

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This is the decider...

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Starting from opposite sides of the track, we have just four laps

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to try and catch each other up.

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First person across the finish line wins.

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You know what you're doing,

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I just want to see you get it all out on the track.

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And we're off.

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I get a better start and pedal as hard as I can.

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-It takes me a while to build up my speed.

-Come on, Barney! Come on!

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After the first lap, it's neck and neck.

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And I've decided to go for it.

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Go, Radz!

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But will I last the whole race?

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I'm still in this. I just have to keep on pushing.

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I begin my last lap but my legs are really starting to tire.

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Me, too. I'm giving it everything and I have no idea where Radzi is.

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I can just see Barney. For the first time, I know I'm catching him.

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I see the finish line and I realise I've done it.

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Thank you!

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I may have won but more importantly

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we've absolutely loved this challenge.

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Join in every

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Thursday on CBBC.

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Barney and Radzi go head to head in an epic track cycling challenge set by Olympian Sir Chris Hoy.


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