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North of Tyne to host Stage Three of 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain

The OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest professional cycle race, will return to the North East of England this September as the North of Tyne hosts the third stage of the race on Monday 9 September.

It will be the first ever OVO Energy Tour of Britain stage to link all of the areas of the North of Tyne Combined Authority, with the route taking in Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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Stage Three will see some of the world’s top riders and teams contesting a 182-kilometre (114-mile) route from Berwick-upon-Tweed, heading along the North Tyneside coast and into Wallsend, before continuing to Newcastle Upon Tyne city centre, with a spectacular finish on Grey Street.

On June 5, the North of Tyne Tour of Britain schools programme was launched.

This offers schools in Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle the chance to get involved in different ways and book their perfect viewing spot for the race.

Sign your school up before deadline on June 28 by clicking here.

This summer North Tyneside is celebrating cycling!

Cycling is growing in the borough and the council is committed to promoting a better cycling environment - investing in improvements, learn to ride training and regional schemes to promote active travel.

Whether pedalling for fun or as an alternative to the car, cycling is low impact, lifts your mood, puts a smile on your face and improves your general health and wellbeing.

Click here for some of the free events you can get involved in.