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A former Newcastle United star and his cycling partner have finished their 3,500 mile charity ride. Robbie Elliott and Phil Gray set off from Portugal more than 3 weeks ago. They returned to Northumberland, where a cycling event in their honour was about to begin. Watch Dan Ashby's report here.
Former Newcastle United footballer Robbie Elliot and his coach Phil Gray are expected in Northumberland this morning to encourage cyclists to take part in a sponsored bike ride.
The pair were due to arrive back in the region last night after taking part in a 3,500-mile cycle from Lisbon, in Portugal to Newcastle to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Instead of resting though, Robbie and Phil will be inspiring more than 500 cyclists on their own 33-mile trip.
Cycle Sportive will begin at 10am at Ponteland High School, in Newcastle.
After twenty years of football, Robbie Elliott is cycling a great chunk of Europe for charity, from Lisbon to Newcastle.
Robbie and his cycling partner are raising money for cancer charities, including Robbie's own foundation, but were inspired by Sir Bobby Robson whose old clubs they are visiting.
You can see the full report from Dan Ashby below: