Tour Of Britain Heads To Northumberland

Find out where you can catch the Tour of Britain and when in Northumberland - as well as road closures.

The 5th Stage of the Tour of Britain sets off from Prudhoe at 11am.

Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria won yesterday's stage four of the cylcing competition.

He was first to finish in Blyth, after setting off from Edinburgh yesterday morning.

Spain's Juan Jose Lobato remains the overall leader.

Here's where the Tour will be today:

Thursday 10th September 2015
The race will start in Prudhoe at 11am and head along the River Tyne along the A695 towards Hexham, where it's due to arrive at 11:20am, where the race will include a YodelDirect Sprint.

The race will then follow the B6305 out of Hexham and along towards Langley.

It'll then join the A686 and follow the route along Langley Burn, into Haydon Bridge, crossing the A69, over Haydon Bridge and then traveling along Tofts Bank.

Cyclists will take North Road out of Haydon Bridge, before taking a left onto the B6318, along past Housesteads Roman Fort towards Twice Brewed and on to Haltwhistle.

The Tour of Britain will leave Northumberland and travel across to Cumbria, where Stage 5 finishes later this afternoon.

Prudhoe - 11am
Riding Mill - 11:05am
Dilston
Widehaugh Banks
B6305 Priestpopple
Hexham - 11:18am
Langley
Haydon Bridge - 11:43am
Housesteads Roman Fort
Twice Brewed - 12:02pm
Haltwhistle
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UPDATED Wednesday 9th September 2015

The fourth stage of the Tour Of Britain comes to Northumberland today.

Organisers are advising spectators to arrive in their chosen location at least an hour ahead of the expected arrival time of the race to avoid getting caught in the road closures.

Wednesday September 9, Stage 4

Coldstream to Doddington: 12pm - 1:30pm
The race will cross the River Tweed at Coldstream (A698) heading to Cornhill turning south onto the A697 via the roundabout towards Wooler. The race will leave the A697 at Crookham via the B6353 heading towards Ford Village.

Doddington to A697: 12:30pm - 2pm
The race will follow through the village on the B6353 towards Lowick where it will turn right on to the B6525 towards Doddington and pass through Doddington heading towards Wooler.

The race will leave the B6525 turning south on to the A697 towards Wooler

Ford
A full road closure will be in place in Ford from the junction of the B6354/B6353 to the junction of the B6353/B6525 between 12:00 and 13:30 to protect spectators during the King of the Mountains stage. Full parking restrictions will also be in place in Ford village.

Wooler
The race will pass through Wooler on the A697 heading south towards Morpeth, leaving the A697 at Wooperton on to the B6346 towards Eglingham.

A full road closure will be in place on the A697 from Wooler to the junction of the B6346 between 12:45 and 13:55

Eglingham
The race will follow through the village on the B6346 towards Alnwick, where it will turn left on to Hinding Lane towards the B6341. The race will then turn right onto the B6341 towards the Broomhouse roundabout. The race will leave the at the Broomhouse roundabout then on to The Peth and into Alnwick

Alnwick 12:45pm - 14:15pm

Alnwick area: 1pm - 2:30pm
The race will follow through the town from The Peth, in front of the Castle, through Narrowgate, Bondgate Within, Bondgate Without, past the hospital to the Oaks Hotel Roundabout where the race will exit Alnwick on the A1068 and continue via the A1068 towards Lesbury/Hipsburn.

A full road closure will be in place from the junction of Hinding Lane B6346 to the junction of the A1068 at the Oaks Hotel roundabout between 13:00 and 14:30

Full parking restrictions will be in place from The Peth to the Tower between Bondgate Within and Bondgate Without from 00:01 to 14:30

Lesbury/Hipsburn A1068
Alnwick to A1068: 2:15pm - 2:45pm

The race will arrive on the outskirts of Lesbury via the A1068 and cross the River Aln bridge continuing on to Hipsburn then on towards Warkworth

A full road closure will be in place from the Hipsburn roundabout to Amble on the A1068 between 13:30 and 15:00

Warkworth
The race will follow through the village from the north crossing the River Coquet then onto Bridge Street, Castle Street, around Warkworth Castle exiting the village in the direction of Amble turning left on to Beal Bank.

Full parking restrictions will be in place on Bridge Street, Castle Street and to the Beal Bank junction from 00:01 to 15:00

A1068 to Amble: 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The race will follow through the town from Warkworth on the A1068 towards Widdrington Village.

Widdrington Village/Cresswell/Ellington

A1068 to Ashington: 1:45pm - 3pm
The race will leave the A1068, turning left at the Widdrington Inn roundabout towards Druridge Bay and then on to Cresswell village then turning right towards Ellington.

The race will arrive in Ellington at approx. 14:30 turning left at The Plough Inn, onto Ashington Road then on to the A1068 towards Ashington turning left at Potland roundabout on to the A189 past the QE2 Country Park then turning right at the Woodhorn Museum roundabout then right again at the Woodhorn roundabout on to the A197 Rotary Way towards Ashington.

A full road closure will be in place from Widdrington Village to Ellington between 14:00 and 15:45.

Ashington area: 2pm - 3:15pm
The race will continue on the A197 northern relief road then turning left on to the A1068 heading south to Sheepwash Bank then on towards Guidepost roundabout.

Sheepwash Bank to Hartford: 2:15pm - 3:30pm
A full road closure will be in place from the A189 Woodhorn roundabout to the A1068, Sheepwash Bank junction.

Guidepost/Bedlington
The race will follow through the towns from the north in the direction of Hartford Bridge via Guidepost and Bedlington on the A1068. The race will leave Bedlington via Hartford Road continuing on to the A1068 bearing left at Hartford Bridge towards Cramlington.

Cramlington to Seaton Delaval: 2:30pm - 3:45pm
The race will continue south along the A1068, turning left on to the A1172 towards Cramlington Railway Station, following on to the B1326 turning left on to Northumbrian Road and then right onto Durham Road. It continues across Shankhouse roundabout and on to the A1061 Laverock Hall Road passing under the A189. Then right at Laverock Hall roundabout on to the A192 towards Seaton Delaval.

Seaton Delaval to Blyth: 1pm - 4pm
The race will follow through the village from the A192 Astley Road, where it will continue to the Avenue Head roundabout turning left on to the A190 The Avenue heading towards Seaton Delaval Hall and Seaton Sluice. The race will turn left at Fountain Head roundabout on to the A193 heading north to Blyth.

A full road closure will be in place from the Seaton Delaval roundabout A190 along the A193 to Blyth Waterloo Road (B1328) between 13:00 and 16:00

Full parking restrictions will be in place on this stretch of road for the duration of the full road closure.

Blyth
The race will head into Blyth from the south on the A193 Links Road following through the town on Rotary Way, Broadway and Renwick Road before turning right on to the B1328 Waterloo Road. The race will finish in Blyth at approx. 16:15 on Waterloo Road.

A full road closure will be in place on Waterloo Road and Keel Row Car Park 00:01 to 23:59 on Wednesday the 9 of September for the purposes of the build of the finish infrastructure from 04:00

Full parking restrictions will be in place on Waterloo Road, Thoroton Street, Bowes Street and Regent Street, Seaforth Street and the Keel Row Car Park will closed for public parking for the duration of the road closure

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