Members of ITV's cast and crew have set off on a 60-mile charity cycle through towns and villages between Media City in Manchester, where Coronation Street is filmed, and Eccup in West Yorkshire, home to Emmerdale.
Taking on the trans-Pennine challenge are Emmerdale’s Gaynor Faye, Jamie Shelton, Nicola Wheeler and James Hooton, Coronation Street’s Colson Smith, and Good Morning Britain’s Laura Tobin.
Also in the saddle will be TV presenters Darren Jeffries and Matt Littler, and 911 singer Jimmy Constable, whose bandmate Lee Brennan will be volunteering to support the cyclists on their journey.
The Tour de ITV is part of the nationwide ITV Local Heroes campaign, which aims to inspire viewers to help out at local sports clubs and make a difference in their communities.
Stars from Coronation Street and Emmerdale are to take part in a charity cycle ride between the sets of the two ITV soaps in preparation for the Tour De France.
Familiar faces from TV including Emmerdale's Nicola Wheeler (who plays Nicola King), James Hooton (Sam Dingle) and Jamie Shelton (Robbie Lawson) will be tackling the route from the Rover's Return to The Woolpack.
Yet-to-be-named actors from Corrie will also be involved in the 60-mile ride on July 1.
The Tour De ITV, which has teamed up with London 2012 legacy sports charity Join In, will also feature Good Morning Britain weather presenter Laura Tobin. The idea is to raise money for grass roots sports groups and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Leeds-born soap star Helen Worth and our Emmerdale colleagues, here at ITV Yorkshire,have picked up gongs at this weekend's British Soap Awards.
Coronation Street star Helen was presented with the "Outstanding Achievement" award for her role as Gail Platt. And Emmerdale won the award for "the most spectacular scene" for the dramatic Woolpack flood and siege
Now he's a former director on two of the nations favourite soaps - Emmerdale and Coronation Street - but now Jason Beresford is entertaining schoolchildren with his dramatic storylines.
Jason, who is a teacher at Highfields Primary School in Leeds, wrote a book for children while he worked on the famous cobbles - and it is going down a storm with his pupils as Gaynor Barnes found out.
Chris Fountain has released a statement after having his contract at ITV's Coronation Street terminated.
"[I am] deeply sorry. I completely understand that ITV had no choice but to terminate my contract today. I have had two wonderful years playing Tommy Duckworth with only happy memories of my time on Coronation Street. I am mortified that I have brought so much embarrassment to my colleagues and employers these last few days. My biggest regret however is not to do with losing my job, but that I have hurt and let down so many people including those in a vulnerable situation and I am so very deeply ashamed of this."