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.
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