Northampton presenter completes Bavin’s Big Bikeathon

BBC Radio Northampton presenter Wayne Bavin completed and exceeded his 12 hour, 100 mile challenge in ‘Bavin’s Big Bikeathon’ for Children in Need.

Wayne, who hosts the afternoon show on BBC Radio Northampton smashed his target by cycling 117 miles in 12 hours – finishing his challenge live on air whilst presenting his radio show.

He started the challenge at 6am on the hi-tech Watt bike from the University of Northampton, cycling throughout the day, raising hundreds of pounds for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal.

On the achievement – Wayne said: “The bikeathon was ok to begin with, but as the day went on I started to ache all over. The worst pain was in my backside (which I had been warned about!).

“Completing the challenge on air was a challenge but one I’m glad I did – for a charity so close to my heart. I have to thank the Sports Science department at the University of Northampton for lending us the equipment, my wonderful colleagues at BBC Radio Northampton, and of course the listeners for the lovely messages and donations which really spurred me on.”