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Tour of Britain where to stay The Commissioners Quay Inn Blyth Northumberland cycling accommodation

Tour of Britain comes to Blyth

September 4th 2017

The UK's largest professional cycling race is coming to Blyth on Monday 4th September 2017. 

Northumberland is to host an entire stage of the race, starting in Kielder and finishing in Blyth.

While the exact route through Northumberland, on day two of the major sporting spectacle, is yet been announced, The Commissioners's Quay Inn will be the place to eat, drink and stay to take in the country's largest free-to-spectate sporting event.

It attracts 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.

Morpeth to Newcastle Marathon where to stay The Commissioners Quay Inn Blyth

Morpeth to Newcastle Marathon 2017

October 29, 2017

The Morpeth to Newcastle marathon is taking an old road race and giving it a new life. Whether you run or cycle, don’t miss your opportunity to get involved this year following a specially selected route that passes through Cramlington, Blyth, Whitley Bay, Cullercoats, North Shields and finishing on the iconic Newcastle Quayside. There is also a half marathon for those who don’t wish to go as far.


Great North Run, Newcastle

September 10th 2017

One of the world’s most famous half-marathons attracts world-class athletes among the 50,000-plus entries every year, running from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields watched by massive crowds.