11/11/2011 by Media Team
Edinburgh Castle, 6am: BBC One Show presenter Matt Baker embarked on his 484-mile Edinburgh to London cycle challenge in aid of BBC Children in Need 2011, counted down by Lord Provost George Grubb.
The Lord Provost presented Matt with a crisp Scottish £5 note and, on behalf of the people of Edinburgh, wished him luck with his gruelling, eight-day journey.
Matt's challenge is due to culminate in London on Friday 18 November during The One Show's BBC Children in Need special on the night of the Appeal.
Tonight's programme will meet Matt live in Hawick.