We are excited that the Tour of Britain, Britain’s biggest professional cycle race, will return to Seaton Valley again in 2019.
Stage three of the race on Monday the 9 September, starts at Berwick upon Tweed and will pass though Northumberland, North Tyneside and will finish on Grey Street in Newcastle.
The stage is 114 miles (182.2 km) and will head south through Northumberland until it reaches Seaton Valley where it will race through Seaton Delaval, down The Avenue then head south at Seaton Sluice towards North Tyneside. An Intermediate Sprint will be contested on The Avenue in front of Seaton Delaval Hall for the Sprint Jersey. The riders are expected to arrive in Seaton Delaval at around 14:55 hours.
The race will be broadcast live on TV to over 166 countries and we are encouraging residents and businesses to get involved by decorating the route. This is a great opportunity to show off your creative skills and have Seaton Valley stand out to the world as the race passes through.
Some of the world’s top cycle teams will take part in the race including Team INEOS, Team Jumbo – Visma and Team Movistar and they will be joined by top British Teams including Maddison – Genesis and Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes. More teams will be announced as we get closer to the start of the tour.
There is more information about the race on the official Tour of Britain website including information about all of the stages, teams and riders.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority, who are hosting the stage, has its own website which has community information including where to see the race and how to get involved. There is also an interactive map showing the road closures in each area. This will be kept up to date as and when timings from the race organisers are updated. North of Tyne TOB
A rolling road closure will be in place on Astley Road between 14:20 and 15:05 and on Beresford Road in Seaton Sluice between 14:35 and 15:20. A full road closure will be in place on The Avenue between 13:45 and 15:15 hours.
Full road closures will be used mainly to protect key parts of the race such as KoM’s and Sprints, or areas where schools or large audiences will gather such as town centres.
These times are subject to change depending on the progress of the riders on the day of the race stage. The map below details the route and all of the road closure times in Seaton Valley.