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It's Sport Relief this weekend, but you already know that.
Over the last few weeks on Blue Peter,
we've been doing our best to inspire you to get involved.
And these are the very best bits for Sport Relief 24 and Team Blue Peter.
This year for Sport Relief, you can run...
Like me, you can swim...
..or, like our challenge, cycle.
But this isn't going to be just any old cycle challenge.
Oh, yeah, I want one.
'But the details of our challenge are a little bit sketchy.
'We've just been told we got to report this warehouse
'in Manchester to find out more.'
"For the Sport Relief cycle challenge,
"you'll be racing each other.
"The bad news is, you will have two design and build your own rides.
"Your pedal-powered vehicles should be impressive on the road,
"attract lots of attention and be fun.
"Get thinking quickly, because in 30 minutes you got to
"pitch your designs to a panel of experts."
Go to it!
'Our designs had better be good, because in just two weeks' time
'we'll be lining up on the start line of this cycle track
'in Preston, getting ready to race our creations.
'What could possibly go wrong?'
I'm going to go lightweight, I'm going to go quite high,
cos I don't want to be too low - it's difficult to steer if you're too low,
and I'm going to go for speed.
I just tried to write down everything Barney keeps saying.
I'm just thinking.
'Judging our designs are a panel of top cycling experts.
'Graeme Obree, nicknamed the Flying Scotsman...
'British cycling Go-Ride coach Kim Meadows...
'And Neil Carter is from the British Human Power Club.
'Let's show them what we've got.'
Hi. That's the Shadow GT7 you're looking at.
Seven cos seven is my lucky number.
This is the Radicator.
It's called the Linds-mobile.
I'm thinking gold, like the metal I'll be getting.
I've gone for a single frame that goes over both wheels
and also houses the pedal unit at the end.
What would you make it out of?
I couldn't be sure, Kim, I've never made a bike,
I've barely ridden on one.
It's a smaller wheel at the front, large wheel at the back with
the flames and that's me going really, really fast.
And if it can have a nice cushion on it, that will be great.
'What do the judges really think?'
Do we have a racer on our hands?
That could be really fast.
'Fast, yes, I like fast. What do they reckon to yours, Linds?'
I would definitely not have back-wheel steering
because it's very difficult to make it work.
And do what you think about the seat?
I think I might be inclined just to lay it down a little bit more.
But that doesn't mean it has to lose personality.
'Hardly glowing praise.
'What did they make of your design, Radzi?'
Looking where your pedal is and your back wheel,
the chain's going to go straight through your body.
That's a big problem.
And where are your brakes, front wheels, back wheel?
I hadn't thought about the brakes.
'So there's still work to be done but the panel are passionate
'about pedal power and agree to help refine our designs.
'A week later and at the cycle track at Preston, it's race day,
'but how have the bikes turned out?
'This is the Linds-mobile.'
check this out, it's got it all.
It's bright pink, of course. Look at this, it's got flowers on it.
-I've got a little bell down here.
Maximum comfort, a spotty cushion.
'Not so easy to get going, though.
'Oh, yeah, I think I've got this one in the bag.
'Ah, but you've not seen mine, Lindsey.'
Let me introduce you to the Shadow GT7.
This bike is fast, because unlike Radzi and Lindsey,
there are no gimmicks on this bike.
It's built with the three S's in mind, it's Simple,
it's Streamlined and it's got Speed.
'Yes, the Shadow GT7 might not be that stable, but it is speedy,
'so assuming I can stay on it, I'm going to win this race.
'Easy now, Barney.'
Yeah, it's the Radicator.
'My mean machine looks the part, but even on race day,
'it's still a work-in-progress.'
I didn't think about the wheels and the gearing and the chain,
which falls off all the time. I can't really turn the pedals.
It's complicated, but it's gold.
'Barney's bike is very wobbly.
'Lindsey's pink thing's, well, a slow-mobile,
'so if the Radicator doesn't fall to pieces on the way around,
'I think I'm in with half a chance.
'There's only one way we're going to settle this, and that's on the track.
'Over to our pit-lane pundit and friend of CBBC, Ore.
Three, two, one, go, go, go!
'A surprise early lead for the Linds-mobile.
'And a very unsteady start for me.
'But when the Shadow GT7 gets going, it's rapid.
He's blown away the rest of the field. So casual.
'I might be leading but I can't shake of the wobbles.
'We might be fighting out for second place here, Linds.
'I'm so far ahead in this race.'
It looks like we could have a winner.
'But it's me, I snuck through in the lead.'
I can't believe it, Radzi's stopped with seven metres to go.
'No, no, no, my chain's come off.'
Lindsey Russell is the Sport Relief winner!
'I've crossed the finish line but I can't leave my race buddy behind.'
You're so heavy!
You would not believe the drama that's going on here.
Barney's gaining but Radz is going to cross the line! Whoo-hoo!
'It's a photo finish, and I've taken it by a wheel length,
'but there's something not quite right about all this. Yeah.'
I saw them do the shortcut dirty on me.
'Yeah, don't think I didn't spot it.'
-Take the shortcut, down here, do you want me to show you?
'Well, come on. How else were we going to catch you?'
Well, guys, there can only be one winner.
For completing the entire three miles,
today's gold medal winner is Barney Harwood!
Here on Blue Peter, we love a bit of healthy competition.
But sometimes the most testing Sport Relief challenges
are a solo mission.
And this year it was my turn to take the plunge and go it alone.
'I've been given a huge challenge for Sport Relief.
'That challenge - to complete a one mile open-water swim
'in the Lake District.'
Are you being serious?
'Today that challenge begins,
'as I get my first experience of open water.
'Please don't try this at home.
'Open water swimming is extremely dangerous. I'm going to be
'trained and monitored at all times by an expert.'
-Colin, pleasure to meet you.
-You too. My name's Colin Hill.
I've swum the English Channel, the Gibraltar Straits,
the Hellespont, which is from Asia to Europe.
I've swum from Italy to Sicily. Swimming, for me, is everything.
It's tough when you first start. There's no way round it.
I'm going to get in there. I'm definitely going to get in there.
You're going in there.
'Radz has got a big challenge in ahead of him.'
He's going to try and complete a long-distance swim
in Windermere in February.
This is what you call extreme winter swimming.
For him to get prepared for that, he's got a lot of work ahead of him.
Into the water.
You can't be serious.
-You've nearly got your knees in.
-Agh! That is so painful. Wow, Colin.
Imagine sitting in the bath and it's freezing cold
and having to sit in there and put your head under, it's awful.
-Good man, good man, brilliant. OK, let's...
Anything over a few minutes in there and you're going
to get into hypothermia.
You're going to try and do a little bit of breaststroke now, OK?
On the count of three. One, two, three.
Off you go. That's it. You've done it, you've done it.
That's it, head up. Control your breathing. Breathe out.
There's a shock system going.
He's going to be short of breath, he's going
to have trouble controlling how he swims
and then also, mentally, he's got to keep himself in the water.
My feet don't work.
'That was awful. I've never experienced cold like that.
'Now I need to wrap up warm and get inside immediately.
'But I'm not giving up, so the training continues.'
Try and stay relaxed, nice, long strokes.
'I naturally swam breaststroke,
'but Colin wants me to work on my front crawl, as in near freezing
'temperatures, speed will be of the essence.'
I want to have more than one stroke up our sleeve.
'This training will help my muscle memory.
'I have to get the technique right
'and do it over and over again, because when I get into the
'water, my brain will switch off and my body will need to take over.'
That's the first bit out of the way and now it's on to the cold water.
So, I'm on my way to the Lake District to do my very first
open-water swim. I'm going to be swimming half a mile.
'I am dreading this.'
That was so cold. I don't want to play any more.
'But I had to.'
'Colin was making sure of that.'
Three, two, one, let's go.
-That's good, that's good.
-Oooh, that's cold. It's got even colder!
OK, moving to front crawl now.
'My goal today, half a mile.'
You're doing really well, this is great. Really good.
'But then disaster strikes.
'The cold begins to take hold.'
Stay with me, stay with me, stay with me here. How are you feeling, Radzi?
I feel as though...my brain, I don't know, I'm not enjoying it.
You're doing really well. Nearly there. There's the end.
'I've done it.'
Half a mile in the bag and I'm shattered.
'Colin keeps pushing me.
'The more time I spend in the cold water, the better prepared I'll be.
'But there's another way to feel the chill - an ice bath.
'So I've come to Man City Football Club to see exactly how
'the cold affects my body.'
I'm going to get
what we call your resting heart rate,
so your normal heart rate when you're not doing any activity.
The only thing is, because we going to go into a stressful situation,
what we expect, even at this stage now, it might begin to raise.
So if we look at you now,
yeah, you're a good resting heart rate at 75, so that's pretty normal.
-You're not too worried about this?
-Erm...how accurate is that thing?
-Well, let's just see if it stays that way. It's 83, 89...
You're making me nervous. OK, I'll get in.
Oh, that's that done, then, out we get.
I'm about to start the timing. Work at six minutes.
The longest six minutes of your life.
Oh, my ankles throb. Oh!
How long have we done? A minute and a half. OK. Oh!
-This is not pleasant.
-Is it up?
-Let's get you out.
-Some very, very interesting things happened before you even
entered the water. Your heart rate shot up. It went up to 130.
-Did it really?
-Which would be the equivalent
of going from standing still to jogging.
It's just the anxiety, fear, of it makes my body work harder, yeah.
As much as I can, if I tried to focus my mind,
it might actually help me make it easier.
Yeah, it's all in the mind.
'Next up, an open-water relay.'
It is a lovely morning in Lake Windermere.
It is 5.7 degrees, but this lot don't seem bothered.
'Today my goal is to swim four 30-metre lengths in a relay with
'another swimmer, but I've got a secret weapon -
'record-breaking ice swim athlete Henri Kaarma.
'And I've spotted a familiar face.'
You can do this, you can do it.
I don't know whether I can, to be honest.
I think you need to go and get
-your swimming cossie on.
-Yes, go on.
'But there's a twist.'
I'm actually going to be doing this race with him.
I'm part of his relay team and he has absolutely no idea.
Good to have you on board, Henri.
I'm going to be swimming the first and the fourth leg,
Henri will be swimming the second and third. Let's go.
-Radz, I'm doing it with you, mate.
-Are you really?
'So that's my team, but all too quickly it's our turn.
'Off we go.
He's just swum into the barrier! He is actually really quick.
'The water was so cold.'
'I was really starting to struggle.'
Don't get in the water.
That is just the most painful, worst thing I've ever done.
'My ten weeks of preparation were over.
'And it was time to put my training to the test.
'It was Challenge Day.
Good luck, Radzi!
'From the beach, I knew the lake was choppy, but it was only
'when I entered the water that I realised just how bad it was.
OK, Radzi, this way! This way, Radzi! This way!
'The waves make me lose my bearings, and straightaway, I go off course.
'I've never swum in anything like this before.'
Radzi, keep going, just follow the kayaker.
He must have set off about ten minutes ago.
I thought we would have seen him by now.
We can't see anything.
'The strong winds and choppiness of the water have now made
'this challenge near on impossible for me.'
Keep it going! Dig in!
'So I start to doubt whether I even have enough in me to carry on.'
OK, we've got the ferry about to go past now.
And that's going to cause a few more waves for him,
on top of the waves we already have.
It's so choppy!
Radzi, the freestyle is much faster!
Dig in there!
I keep digging in.
This is a tough challenge.
You're doing really well.
OK, Radzi, you're halfway. This is great.
Keep it going.
'I take a deep breath and go for it. I have decided to fight this.
'I will not be beaten.'
We can see the crowds waiting for you.
We'll get some shelter from these waves soon,
so dig in for the next five minutes.
'The cold is taking over. I am so tired,
'but worse than that, I begin to lose all coordination.
'Hypothermia is kicking in, and I start to worry that Colin is going
'to have to pull me out.'
I keep losing track.
Head towards this boat. Keep going, Radzi.
-He must be feeling like his muscles just don't want to work.
You're nearly three-quarters, very nearly.
'I can't hang around. I can't stop, not for a second.
'I will finish this.'
-Come on! Push!
-Come on, Radzi!
He's done it! he's done it!
'I've made it. And I'm absolutely exhausted.'
So proud of him. He's done it. That's huge.
-See, you can do anything.
-Yeah, go, Radzi.
-# W-O-R-D, we're coming up!
'Sport Relief inspires all kinds of people to do all sorts of things.
'Like Little Mix.
'They've recorded this year's official Sport Relief single.'
# Everybody say
# When you hear the call You've got to get it under way... #
'Jesy, Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne also travelled to see how the money
'you raise can make a real difference
'to families living very difficult lives.'
Hi, we are Little Mix and we are here in Liberia, West Coast of Africa.
We're here to see what the money raised for Sport Relief can do.
And understand why we should get involved.
Here's our Blue Peter Sport Relief report.
'This is Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia.
'And it is the most overcrowded part of the country.
'Nearly 8/10 people living here survive on less than 70p a day.
'This area is known as Slipway.
'A lot of people here have little or no money.
'But Kemah and her family have found a way to make ends meet.'
-What do you guys do for a living?
-We sell fish.
-You sell the fish.
And how many children do you have?
I have five children, plus my brother's children. Nine.
-Nine, wow. Big family.
'Time to pay them a visit at home.'
-How are you?
-Aw! Let's pretend we're going to bed.
'Bedtime altogether can be fun,
'but daily life is often difficult in Slipway.
'The pumps that supply water here are very unreliable.
'There are few proper toilets, and for children like Jenny,
'there isn't enough clean water to go around.'
-If we want to drink, we have to buy water from the shop.
I am worried the area will make my children sick.
I go to the toilet on the river bank. I go in a plastic bag.
Then I throw it in the water.
They don't have a toilet.
This is where they go.
As you can see, there's loads of rubbish, there's loads of sharp
things on the floor, which is really, really dangerous.
Obviously, this is where they fish, as well, to eat.
This is also where they dump all the sewage. Not nice.
'Because of this, children are at risk from cholera, whooping cough,
'pneumonia and meningitis.
'But many of the diseases here can be prevented by simple vaccines.'
I wish it could be different. I want my children to have a better life.
I go to get fish to sell,
so that there is food to eat and the children can go to school.
I don't want them to struggle like me.
'On the other side of Monrovia is a township called West Point
-'and this is where Isata lives.'
-Nice to meet you.
'There are thousands of children here,
'but there is no secondary school
'and only one junior school, which families have to pay to attend.'
Do you go to school?
Why don't you go to school?
My mum does not have enough money.
'Lots of families in West Point can't afford food, let alone school,
'and children often end up working instead of studying,
'to help feed their family.
'Isata makes and sells a ginger drink
'and each bag brings in less than a penny.'
-Does she work every day?
-Does she sell every day?
-Yes, every day.
OK, so then sometimes, she doesn't have time to play if she's tired.
-No, no time.
-OK, no time to play.
'Around the corner from Isata lives Lucky,
'whose life was turned upside down by the effects of poor sanitation.'
Lucky's dad died of cholera, which was caused from water used here.
Obviously, him not being here has just left the family with
Whereabouts do you sleep?
On the floor.
Do you have a pillow?
-Or a blanket?
I am a daddy's girl, and poor Lucky doesn't have a dad.
He died from cholera from using dirty water.
The worst thing is Lucky is still having to use it.
'But there is hope.
'You can make a change to the lives of children
'like Isata, Jenny and Lucky.
'Projects here which receive funding through Sport Relief are helping
'people get better access to clean water,
'the right medicines to treat diseases
'and the chance to go to school.'
The money you raise for Sport Relief can help to fund
projects like the ones we visited today.
And help families like the ones we've met.
-So join in the fun and games.
-Run, swim or cycle for Sport Relief Games.
'So far for Sport Relief, Team Blue Peter has swum one arduous mile,
'we've built and raced three unique bikes.
'But 31 was the magic number in our final challenge.
'A run that was definitely fun.'
We're here in Birmingham to visit three schools
preparing for the race of their lives.
Sport Relief's 31-legged race.
Sounds crazy? Well, it is.
'The 31-legged race is one of the most challenging sprints
'anyone could undertake.
'30 children will be joined by the ankle
'and attempt to run a distance of 50 metres.
'If anyone falls, the race will be halted
'and they will waste precious time before starting again.
'Three teams will compete, with the fastest two going through to
'a final for the Sport Relief Games.
'What each of the groups didn't know was that waiting outside
'was their secret weapon - one of us.'
-You are officially Team Barney.
'Then it was time to warm up.
'I took the traditional approach.' Down and up. Good.
'My master plan was that if you looked great, you would feel great.'
# Radzi's team are rubbish! Lindsey's team are rubbish! #
And I... Well, I had my own technique.
# Radzi's team are rubbish! Lindsey's team are rubbish! #
'The teams carried on training, and after a few weeks,
'it was time for us to have a chat.'
-Hi, everyone! Hi!
-What have you been doing for training?
-We've been jumping on the mat so far.
-Jumping on the mat.
-So, have people been tripping over a little bit?
-How confident are you that we're going to win this?
-About a nine.
Nine! I can go for a nine.
So, at last it was race day.
We're here bright and early
on a very chilly morning at Birmingham NEC Arena...
..to find out which two teams are going to come out on top.
It's obvious, really. My team is going to come out on top.
If by yours, you mean me, Barney...
'Each team will get three chances to run,
'but only the fastest two will go through to the final.'
Just get this going. 'First up in heat one, it was Team Barney.
And they're off.
-'But just when we thought it was going well...
'It was bad.
'But when you fall, you have to pick yourself up as quickly as possible.'
They are fast.
That was really good, wasn't it?
-Your team are good!
They were properly organised.
'Next up, Team Radzi.'
Are we going to win?
Let's do it.
-'My teams started well.'
-Really good rhythm.
A massive set back.
We got back on our feet, too, but would we be as quick as Team Barney?
-'But then it was time for me to inject a touch of Girl Power.'
They're driven, they're determined, they know what they're doing.
They are bit out of time.
-You've got one down.
-One down. It's OK.
'It was clear that Team Lindsey were really having problems
'finding their feet in this race.'
But this is their first run, they have two more attempts at this.
They finished. Well done, guys.
'After the first heat, my team were on top.
-'Mine came close behind in second.
-With Team Lindsey in last place.'
I want to win this.
Don't you want to win this? I don't care about taking part.
I don't want, I AM going to win.
Well, the good news is, Lindsey isn't.
'It's a bit too early to get cheeky, Barney,
'let's just see how your second run goes.'
That's the worst fall we've had so far.
'And after that, things only got worse for Team Barney.'
We're having a nightmare.
'They fell. And they fell. And they...'
I feel like nerves are getting the better of them.
Well, I am relieved that is over.
All we need now is a good last third run.
'Where as Team Radzi continued to improve.'
They haven't fallen once.
'And things started to look a whole lot better for Team Lindsey.
'With the final heat fast approaching,
'it was all still to play for.'
Now we've seen them go horribly wrong,
this is the only chance they've got to prove themselves.
They're off to a flyer again.
'This had to be the one.'
Wow, I thought they were hanging together then.
'But this was not going to be a repeat of heat two.
They've done it, they've done it.
That was brilliant!
That was brilliant. Fives, fives.
'Yeah, Barney, your team had done well,
'but could my team do better still?'
'This one is... I think it's our best yet!'
I think you've done it. Wow!
-I think that was even quicker than last time.
'So, it was the final run of the race.' I'm scared.
Hopefully heat three is the one for Team Lindsey.
'My team had to perform, but could they hold it together?
'It was a great performance and I couldn't be more proud,
but Team Lindsey's fastest time was not quite fast
-'enough to see them through to the final.
-With 27 seconds, Team Radzi
-With Team Barney not far behind.'
How are we feeling? Second place, everybody?
We've got to be proud of ourselves.
'So, that was Team Blue Peter Sport Relief 2014.
'But it's not too late for you to join in.
'This weekend, you can still run, swim or cycle for a good cause.
'Just grab a grown-up and enter the Sport Relief Games.
'And don't forget to watch
'the Sport Relief Games show this Sunday on BBC One.
'And we'll be back next week with more Blue Peter.'