Round the world charity bike ride

Five men from Teesside cycle around the world for charity

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"Mission Oz" reaches Australia

Five men from Teesside who set off on a round the world bike ride have reached Australia.

It's taken them more than a year to get there and they've travelled through 25 countries on the way.

They're due to cycle across America next and are due back on Teesside in just under a year.

Watch Frances Read's report

"Mission Oz" boys reach Australia

Mission Oz boys reach Australia Credit: Mission Oz

Five lads from Teesside who set off on a round the world bike ride have reached Australia.

It has taken them over a year to get there and they have travelled through 25 countries on their way.

They will spend this christmas in Australia before cycling across America and back to Teesside through Europe.

So far they have raised £12,500 for local charities and are hoping to reach their target of £20,000 by the time they get home.

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Team won't see homes for year and a half

Five men from Teesside are cycling round the world to raise money for charity.

The best friends all live near Stockton and have just graduated from university in Newcastle and set off from Yarm this morning.

It will take a year and a half for them to complete their route through Europe, Asia, Australia and America.

The team, who have called themselves Mission Oz and want to raise thousands for Health Poverty Action and Macmillan Cancer support at Middlesbrough's James Cook university hospital.

Round-the-world charity bike ride

A marine who dodged Taliban bullets and bombs in Afghanistan is among a group of five men about to cycle around the world.

Tom McPartland from Teesside is joining four friends for the epic trip to raise money for Health Poverty Action and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The team will cycle from England to Australia and then across the United States.

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