Top 8 places to see the Tour of Britain in Northumberland

The cyclists coming into Whalley. Photo by Jonathan Haworth.
The cyclists coming into Whalley. Photo by Jonathan Haworth.

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

Ford 12.40pm

Doddington 1pm

Wooler 1.05pm

Eglingham 1.30pm including King of the Mountains at 1.40pm

Alnwick 1.45pm

Lesbury 1.55pm

Hipsburn 1.55pm

Warkworth 2.05pm

Amble 2.10pm

Widdrington 2.20pm

Cresswell 2.25pm

Ellington 2.30pm

Ashington 2.35pm

Bedlington 2.50pm

Hartford 2.55pm

Cramlington 3.05pm

Seaton Delaval 3.15pm

Seaton Sluice 3.20pm

Blyth 3.30pm