Northumberland is a beautiful unspoilt County with thousands of miles of country roads and lanes that are traffic free. Why not extend your stay to the area and cycle up the Coast to Bamburgh and its famous castle which has been used for many epic films? There are also many other beautiful sights up this coastal route.
Inland you can cycle up to Bellingham and other unspoilt villages in the North Tyne Valley. There are some magnificent roads for cycling and plenty of climbs for those that enjoy the challenge. Accommodation is plentiful and all can be found at the above sites or by going to www.visitnortheastengland.com
There is plenty of local accommodation for spectators and participants who will require it for the Cyclone Festival of Cycling. The conurbation of Tyneside has many Hotels with a wide range of prices. Accommodation in the city centre and Hotels situated on Osborne Road in Jesmond and in Gosforth are ideal for those wishing to combine their stay with a taste of city culture and restaurants offering excellent cuisine.