Latest details about the Tour of Britain in Cramlington
July 24, 2019
14.42 on Monday 9th September…..mark that on your calendar as that is when the OVO Energy Tour of Britain will whizz by….
There will be a full road closure at Hartford between 14.00 and 15.00 and a dedicated viewing area will be created at West Hartford Fire Station for school children to watch the event.
The route has changed from initial plans but this is because of concerns about the provision of health care as Nigel Walsh, Head of Cultural Services at Northumberland County Council explains: “The route around Cramlington has been altered after negotiations with the NHS and North East Ambulance Service planning officers to ensure road closures and knock on effects of those road closures do not have an adverse effect on access to the emergency department of the hospital.”
The North of Tyne Tour of Britain Stage 3 will be passing through the region on Monday 9 September, starting in Berwick-upon-Tweed and finishing in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The stage has its own website which has an interactive map showing the road closures in each area and this will be kept up-to-date as and when timings from the race organisers are updated.
All times and information will be most up-to-date online and a link to the interactive map can be found here
As part of presenting the route to the live TV cameras and the 166 countries around the world that the images get beamed to, event organisers are inviting all businesses and communities that are on and beside the route of the race to help dress the North of Tyne to celebrate the race coming through the region.
Organisers say “Northumberland did a great job in 2015 and 2017, lets see if we can do better… and you can help us
We are looking for bikes to be decorated in all sorts of colours and decoration show us your creative side.
You could hang out your own bunting or get together with others along your street
You could create bike related floral displays along the route.
Dressed businesses will become easily recognisable as cycle friendly businesses so dress your windows and frontages or come up with an ingenious dressing idea to make your business stand out amongst the crowds.
Register via the website www.northoftyne-tob.co.uk and let us know what you are doing and we can tell
the rest of the world.”