Former Newcastle United star Robbie Elliott and his cycling partner Phil Gray have arrived back in the North East, after cycling from Portugal.
The pair are raising money for Robbie's cancer foundation and were welcomed to Ponteland by cyclists gearing up for a 'Cycle Sportive' event.
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