Spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of the race are being urged to look out for the distinctive red and white Tour of Britain banners.
The banners and feather flags will be at prominent spots along the routes, and people wanting to see some of the world’s best cyclists as they make their way through the county are being advised to get in place around an hour before the action is due to pass.
Top spots to see the race include
1. Ford, for a King of the Mountains section
2. Alnwick (from the Eglingham road, up The Peth and past the Castle to the town centre) for a King of the Mountains section, then a Sprint section
3. Warkworth Castle for a Sprint section
4. Cresswell and Druridge Bay beaches
5. Seaton Delaval Hall
6. Seaton Sluice beach
7. Blyth’s Waterloo Road
8. Blyth market place for the finish
Below is a breakdown of times the race is expected to call into each town
Eglingham 1.30pm including King of the Mountains at 1.40pm
Seaton Delaval 3.15pm
Seaton Sluice 3.20pm