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Ride to Rio team finish European leg

The team have so far cycled in Britain, France, Spain and Portugal Credit: @Ride_to_Rio

A team of cyclists riding to Rio in tribute to the late inspirational Jane Tomlinson have reached a major milestone in their near-3,000 mile challenge.

The team, which includes Jane’s husband Mike, TV presenter Charlie Webster and ex-Rugby League star Paul Highton, have clocked up a staggering 1,123 miles from London to Lisbon. The amazing journey has taken the hardy team just 17 days – with only one rest day.

The team have just finished their european leg Credit: @Ride_to_Rio

Over the years, many charities have benefitted from the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

One of those which will receive help thanks to the Ride To Rio is Rugby League Cares.

Former player Francis Maloney, told Gaynor Barnes and David Hirst how how Rugby League Cares has helped him alongside Leeds Rhinos legend Keith Senior, who is joining the Ride to Rio in Brazil later this week: