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TV presenters to come through Harrogate on Tour de Yorkshire

Look North's Harry Gration and Amy Garcia.

Look North's Harry Gration and Amy Garcia.

Harrogate will see an early pair of touring cyclists riding through its streets this weekend, as BBC Look North presenters Harry Gration and Amy Garcia take to their bikes for Sport Relief.

The pair are currently in their final week of training before starting their 241mile tandem ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ on Friday.

Retracing the July route of the Tour de France, Harry and Amy will tackle hills that organisers say are tougher than some in the Pyrenees.

Harry said: “We are really looking forward to the challenge and hopefully meeting loads of people as we go round Yorkshire.

“I feel sorry for Amy because of the view she will have from the back of the bike.”

The presenters will make pitstops on their route to say hello to schools and businesses and collect donations.

Amy said: “It has been four years since I’ve ridden a bike, so there is a lot of work to do.

“Harry has been calling himself Bradley, I just hope he can ride like him.”

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