The UK’s biggest professional cycle race the The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will return to Northumberland on Monday 9 September 2019 as part of the Stage Three race through the North of Tyne.
Stage Three will see the world’s top riders and teams contesting a 114-mile route starting in Berwick crossing the Grade I listed Berwick Bridge as the race heads away along the Tweed Valley and onto Ford and Wooler. The route will race along the Northumberland Coast, including past Bamburgh and Warkworth castles, showcasing the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty through worldwide television coverage.
We want you to decorate the route in the distinctive red and yellow colours of the Northumberland flag with upcycled bikes, bunting and flags, and help cheer the cyclists on giving them a true taste of our Northumberland spirit.
We are also encouraging all schools, community groups, businesses and land owners to show their support for the race by creating bigger than life works of art in open outdoor spaces along the race route to take part in the national Tour of Britain Land Art competition.
The idea of creating land art masterpieces along the route has long been a tradition of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, as well as other cycle races around the world, with the first official competition launching in 2018.
As well as the chance to be crowned winner of the national competition, those that take part could be featured on TV.
If you have a great idea for a piece of artwork that showcases pride in the area and show support for the Tour of Britain en route, register your interest before 21 August 2019 at: www.northoftyne-tob.co.uk