The UK's largest professional cycling race is set to return to Northumberland in September 2017.
The county is to host an entire stage of the race, starting in Kielder and finishing in Blyth, on Monday 4th September.
The exact route through The Secret Kingdom, on day two of the major sporting spectacle, has not yet been announced, but it will pass through the Northumberland National Park and many rural and urban communities along the way.
The Tour of Britain is the UK's biggest professional cycle race and the country's largest free-to-spectate sporting event, attracting over a million spectators to the roadside each year, with many hundreds of thousands more following via television and online around the world.
Each year The Tour attracts some of the world's top cyclists to compete on British roads, including home favourites like Mark Cavendish, Geraint Thomas, Ed Clancy and Sir Bradley Wiggins having all taken part previously.
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