The Great Scott's TreadMills Challenge' for BBC Children in Need, supported by Stronger, Freemotion & Places Leisure

LONDON, Monday 14th November 2022

This week, Scott Mills becomes Scott TreadMills! One of the nation’s favourite radio presenters is undertaking a 24-hour challenge in aid of BBC Children in Need, with the support from a collective of fitness companies coming together exclusively for this,
S7RONGER, Freemotion from iFIT and Places Leisure.

Scott will be taking on a hugely rewarding challenge as he becomes Scott TreadMills for 24 hours,to raise money for BBC Children in Need, using the Freemotion Reflex Treadmill with iFIT interactive connected fitness platform. With the treadmill adjusting to any terrain and location in the world he wishes to go,, some already ask, where will he go?! 

The Treadmill Challenge

The challenge will begin at 8:20am on Wednesday 16 November, finishing at 8.20am on Thursday 17 November, and will be broadcast live iPlayer for the full 24 hours live from the BBC Radio Theatre in London where it’s all taking place.

Scott will be joined by a host of special guests during the course of the 24 hours who will provide support and encouragement as they walk and run with him on one of four other treadmills. Walks and talks, star performances, and loads of hidden surprises. 

Scott said "I just hope I can step up to this epic challenge for BBC Children in Need. I can’t let the side down for the station, especially after seeing the incredible feats of endurance in previous years by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Joe Wicks and Rylan. To get in shape, I’m walking, doing lots and lots of walking!".

In the lead up to The Great Scott TreadMills Challenge, listeners will be able to listen along to motivational playlists to help them work out on BBC Sounds. If you want to join Scott on his fitness journey just head to BBC Sounds, tap the music tab and press play on Get Fit with Scott Mills.

STRONGER in partnership with Freemotion from iFIT and Places Leisure, have provided a line- up of Reflex 22 series treadmills and the team to cover the operation in support to this magnificent cause with Children in Need and Scott.

The treadmill used for the Challenge is the Freemotion Reflex Treadmill 22 series with iFIT interactive fitness library.

For those interested in supporting Scott Mills ’24 Hour Treadmill Challenge’ visit

  • @freemotionfitness
  • @strongerstudios
  • @places_leisure 
  • @bbccin

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About BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need believe every child and young person deserves the opportunity to thrive and be the best they can be.

BBC Children in Need’s ambition is to create lasting, positive change across the UK for the children and young people who need it most. Together with the BBC and partners, BBC Children in Need aim to inspire the nation in support of their work.

BBC Children in Need’s 2,200 local charities and projects work tirelessly in every corner of the UK to help children & young people overcome the additional challenges they currently face, including supporting children and young people living in poverty, providing emergency support to families in crisis, providing comfort to children feeling sad, lost and alone, helping children overcome social injustice and supporting children to feel safe and secure again.

Further information on BBC Children in Need can be found at


S7RONGERⓇ (pronounced Stronger) We are a British company with an aim to kill boring gym spaces. With the deep belief that your body is the greatest gift you will ever own, we travel the world to bring together best in class products and people, to create workout spaces with a strong identity. Gym Design tailored to you. Proudly designing, and delivering gym flooring and fitness equipment under a carbon neutral business operation.

About Freemotion

For over 20 years, Freemotion from iFIT has set the industry standard in fitness

equipment and technology, introducing the world to cable-based strength training, the Incline Trainer, and the first road-stimulating bike. Today, Freemotion leads the way in immersive, personalized fitness with experiences that redefine cardio, group, and strength training for the new generation of interactive, connected fitness. Powered by iFIT’s digital technology platform, Freemotion continues to make its mark on the fitness industry, with advanced equipment and immersive iFIT experiences found at fitness centers around the world.

For more information visit 

About Places Leisure

Places Leisure, a division of Places for People Group Ltd., is a leading leisure and wellness partner delivering fitness, sport, health and wellbeing to local communities across the UK. With over 30 years of experience spanning across 100 leisure centres and gyms, Places Leisure works primarily with Local Authorities to deliver a diverse range of leisure facilities and provide a complete leisure solution to fully engage local communities and get more people, more active and healthier.

Our mission is to ‘create active places and healthy people’. We aim to embed ourselves in our local communities, whilst achieving social and financial objectives, working collaboratively with our local authority partners. As a social enterprise, our efforts and funds are utilised to develop the quality of service and facilities that widen the opportunities for all sections of the community to participate in physical and health related activity.  

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