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Great North Fitness Revolution: Serious cycling 'keeps you young'

A new study found that many amateur cyclists were physically and biologically younger than most people of the same age

Denise Welch back Pride of Britain Awards

NORTH East star Denise Welch has backed the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards.

Jason Steele is now back to basics with Boro

FROM meeting Britain’s greatest Olympian to a Capital One Cup game at Bury.

Harsh punishments could disgrace Tour

AS is the custom, the cobbles along the Champs-Elysees ensured an uncomfortable end for those cyclists who made it to the Tour de France’s finish line in Paris at the weekend.

Cycling: Brit hails rebirth of Tour

British rider Bradley Wiggins hailed the rebirth of the Tour de France after an estimated one million fans lined the streets of London to create a huge carnival atmosphere.

Cycling: Swiss proves one to watch

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won the opening prologue of the 2007 Tour de France, posting a blistering time of 8 mins 50.74 secs over the 7.9km London course.

Today's Diary

9.15am: Saga Ruby cruise liner sails into Tyne in preparation for 4pm departure on Baltic cruise, the first time the Saga Ruby has been back to the Tyne since it was built at Swan Hunter 35 years ago.

Cycling: Beating pain barrier

Australian Robbie McEwen turned on the style to claim an impressive win on the fourth stage of the Tour de France yesterday as world champion Tom Boonen held on to the yellow jersey.


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