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Newcastle to Paris bike ride

Cyclists set off for Paris Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

Twenty three cyclists from software firm Sage UK today set off on a 600 mile bike ride from Newcastle to Paris to raise money for charity.

The riders have been training since January to be ready for the trip which started this morning. They're aiming to ride 100 miles a day to be in the French capital by the weekend.

All sponsorship money raised is going to Cancer Research UK.