Stars of Coronation Street and Emmerdale got into the Tour de France spirit by cycling 60 miles across the Pennines from the Rovers Return to the Woolpack.
The Tour de ITV celebrated the famous cycling event, which starts in Yorkshire on Saturday, and aims help two charities.
Sarah Rogers has this report:
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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
Click here to find out more about ITV Local Heroes.
On Sunday a little bit of history's going to be made in the town of Littleborough near Rochdale.
The Tour de France - which this year actually starts in Yorkshire - is briefly racing through the eastern tip of Greater Manchester.
But even though the riders will only be in the North West for a matter of minutes, you wouldn't know it from the great welcome they'll be getting.
The family of a pensioner who died when 3 vehicles were involved in a crash near Rochdale have paid tribute to her.
80 year old Beryl Binkman was driving her Peugeot when it was in collision with a van and another car in Littleborough.
Beryl has been described as a well known and loved dancing teacher who will be deeply missed.
The other motorists didn't suffer serious injuries.