North of Tyne Authority, in conjunction with Northumberland County Council, North Tyneside Council and Newcastle City Council, have the pleasure to host a stage of the international cycle race ‘The Tour of Britain’, on Monday 9th September 2019.

Schools Information 

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This is a great honour for the region, as we get to host 1 of the 8 race days and get to cover a huge proportion of the North East as the race winds its way through the Northumberland countryside into the city region finishing in Newcastle City Centre.


We would like to ensure that schools across the route have the ability to make the most of this occasion with spectator opportunities. Where possible we would like to make opportunities bespoke to your school to encourage activity beyond the race, to support long term cycling development with a number of partners around the region.


We understand that the timing of the event is tricky, as schools will only have returned back to term the week before. So we would like to gauge any interest before summer break, so that all arrangements can be put in place during the summer break and everyone will know exactly what to expect on their return to school in September.


The North of Tyne Tour of Britain project is being coordinated and managed by Culture Creative on behalf of North of Tyne. Culture Creative have managed Olympic Torch Relay and Commonwealth Games Baton Relay alongside Tour of Britain in 2015 and 2017 in the past so are well versed in the logistics of these large events across the region.


Once you have had a chance to go through the information please return the online form below - returns due by

Friday 5 July 2019.

From Monday 8 July - Culture Creative will respond to each school based on their request with details of each part of their programme and the timeline associated to each part.

The deadline for requests for Safe Places to Stand has now past. If you have missed the deadline and would like to be considered please email - these requests will be considered on a case by case basis, there can be no guarantees of places at this time but we will do our best to see what can be achieved.


It will be very exciting to see 120 cyclists and an entourage of 120 vehicles thundering past as part of the race, and we hope that we have a big audience all the way along the route to cheer on the cyclists. They will complete a 200km route in Newcastle, having started in Berwick Upon Tweed that morning.

We would love to see schools adopt a team that is participating in the Tour of Britain - getting to know who cycles for them, who their sponsors are, what other races they compete in and cheering them on as they pass the school/safe place to stand.

If schools register their interest in seeing the race we will ensure:

  • We create you a safe place to stand on the road side, where you will have an unimpeded view of the race and you are safe from the large number of vehicles that will be part of the race. Where necessary we will provide barriers at the roadside for your school group

  • We will provide you with a full race timetable to ensure that you know when you have to be in place ready for the race to come past

  • If you want to travel to another place and need to look at minibus or coach parking we can assist you with ensuring this parking space is ready for you