Today is Tour day - where to watch the world class action

Today ( Monday 4th September)  is the day that  Northumberland will come  alive with the sights and sounds of the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain - the UK’s premier cycling race -  and there is plenty of opportunity  to catch a piece of the action.

Thousands of spectators are expected to line the route to cheer on the world class cyclists, including UK favourite  Mark Cavendish  as they speed through 28 communities and cover over 200 kms  in Stage 2 of the race.

The race is due in the following communities at the times below. Please note these are approximate race  arrival times. Fixed and rolling road closures will be in place so please arrive in plenty of time to your chosen viewing point.

START Kielder  Water & Forest Park at 10.15am
Bellingham                 10:40
Otterburn                    11:00
Elsdon                        11:05
Rothbury                    11:45    
Alnwick                      12:10  
Eglingham                 12:30
Chatton                      12:45
Belford                        1:00
Bamburgh                   1:10
Seahouses                  1:20
Beadnell                      1:30
Embleton                     1:35
Longhoughton             1:45
Lesbury                       1:50
Hipsburn                      1:55
Warkworth                    2:00
Amble                           2:05
Widdrington                  2:15
Widdrington Station      2:20
Ulgham                         2:25
Longhirst                       2:30
Morpeth                         2:40
Guide Post                    2:45
Choppington                 2:50
Bedlington                    2:50
Blyth                             3:00
Seaton  Sluice              3:10
Seaton Delaval             3:15
FINISH Blyth  around  3.30 pm.

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