Former Newcastle United and Sunderland player Robbie Elliott has completed his 3,500-mile cycling challenge with a 'celebratory' leg to St James' Park.
Elliott and his cycling partner Phil Gray arrived in time for this afternoon's match, and was greeted by Sir Bobby Robson's widow Lady Elsie.
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White Rose flags and crowds half a dozen deep met the riders as they swept through the towns and villages of North Yorkshire.
The Black Cats boss has spoken to the media following his side's one nil defeat to Bournemouth which relegated them from the Premier League.
The Black Cats will play next season in the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League.