Bike For Bobby: Robbie Elliott and Phil Gray finish ride

Lady Elsie Robson, Robbie Elliott and Phil Gray Lady Elsie Robson welcomed Robbie Elliott and Phil Gray to St James' Park

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Former Newcastle United defender Robbie Elliott has arrived back on Tyneside at the end of a gruelling 3,500 mile charity bike ride.

Elliott and his friend, triathlete Phil Gray, have completed Bike For Bobby, a 25-day challenge in support of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

They will be guests on the pitch at half time during Newcastle's game with West Ham on Sunday.

Lady Elsie Robson is due to welcome them to St James' Park.

During the last month Elliott and Gray have visited Sir Bobby's former clubs in Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona, Eindhoven, Fulham and Ipswich in support of the cancer charity he set up before he died in 2009.

The cause has raised more than £4m for cancer research and treatment in the North East.

Proceeds from the cycle challenge will be shared with Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

On Tuesday the Football Association welcomed the Bike For Bobby team to Wembley Stadium.

They then took part in a ride in Ponteland, Newcastle, on Saturday during the closing stages of the journey.

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