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Corrie and Emmerdale stars set off on Tour de ITV

The Tour de ITV is part of the Join In volunteer campaign. Credit: Sarah Rogers/ITV News

Stars of Coronation Street and Emmerdale are getting into the Tour de France spirit by cycling 60 miles across the Pennines from the Rovers Return to the Woolpack.

The Tour de ITV celebrates the famous cycling event, which starts in Yorkshire on Saturday, and aims help two chairities - Join In, an Olympic and Paralympic legacy charity which puts more volunteers into sport, and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Taking part in the ride today:

Nicola Wheeler - Plays Nicola King in Emmerdale

James Hooton- Plays Sam Dingle in Emmerdale

Gaynor Faye - Plays Megan Macey in Emmerdale

Jamie Shelton - Plays Robbie Lawson in Emmerdale

Calson Smith - Plays Craig Tinker in Coronation Street

Laura Tobin - Good Morning Britain

Darren Jefferies - Played O.B. in Hollyoaks

Matt Littler - Played Max Cunningham in Hollyoaks

Lee Brennan -from boy band 911

Jimmy Constable - from boy band 911

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