Soap stars get on their bikes for the Tour de ITV

Some of your favourite TV faces pedalling 60 hilly miles on two speedy wheels between two famous pubs – it can only be the Tour de ITV!

Join In is partnering with ITV to host a special celebration of the Tour de France on 1 July, just days before the Grand Départ in Yorkshire marks the start of the world-famous race.

The celebrity fun-ride will see Emmerdale cast members and Good Morning Britain’s Laura Tobin cycle the full distance from the Rovers Return to The Woolpack.

And who better to volunteer in support of the celebrity riders as they pedal over the Pennines than their Corrie counterparts.

Map of the Tour de ITV route

The 60-mile route ITV’s celebrity riders will be taking between Manchester and the Dales.

The Tour de ITV is part of the nationwide ITV Local Heroes campaign which we announced together on 4 June.

Running alongside ITV’s World Cup and Tour de France coverage, ITV Local Heroes aims to engage and inspire viewers to help out at their local sports clubs and make a difference.

How you can help

At Join In, we believe no-one rides in a Grand Tour or plays in a World Cup without starting out in a grassroots club run by volunteers. These clubs are the heartbeat of communities across the UK, and Join In and ITV want to help them thrive.

To spread this message, Join In will be engaging with local schools and sports clubs, encouraging them to cheer on the riders at dedicated stop points along the route, and showcasing the vital role volunteers play in community sport.

We’ll be calling on you to help the soap stars accomplish their feat – whether through cheering, donating to Marie Curie Cancer Care, or as one of a special group of Tour de ITV volunteers.

Find out more about how you can help on our blog. If you can’t make it in person, follow Join In on Twitter or like us on Facebook to track the celebrity cyclists’ progress.

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