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Sheffield Lord Mayor embarks on 400 mile bike challenge for city's war heroes

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield is swapping his chains of office for bike chains to commemorate the city's war heroes.

The 20 strong team will ride from Sheffield to The Somme Credit: ITV Yorkshire

He is part of a 20 strong group of riders who will leave Sheffield town hall on Wednesday June 20 for France.

The four day ride called from Sheffield to the Somme celebrates the lives of the Pals, many of whom lost their lives on the battlefields of northern France in the First World War. Sally Simpson reports.