Cycling legend Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed that he will ride in next month’s Aviva Tour of Britain, which has two stages in Northumberland.
The 35-year-old, who won the event in 2013, said he will form part of Team Wiggins’ six-man roster for the race.
Sir Bradley is taking part in the Tour in preparation for the European Track Championships.
The eight-stage event will run from Sunday, September 6, to Sunday, September 13, and will enter Northumberland from the Scottish borders on Wednesday, September 9, during Stage Four. Cyclists will head along a route from Wooler to Alnwick, and down the spectacular Northumberland coastline to finish that day’s leg in Blyth.
The race will re-start the following morning from Prudhoe and will follow Hadrian’s Wall, heading across the Pennines into Cumbria before ending in a summit finish on Hartside Fell - one of the key stages of the race.