September 9, 2021
Gateshead will host Stage 6 of the Tour of Britain on Friday 10th September. The seven-day event, which started in Penzance on Sunday 5th September will finish at the iconic Angel of the North.
It will mark the fourth time that Gateshead has featured on the route of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race and the first time that the borough has held a finish of the race since 2009.
The event which starts in Carlisle, will enter Gateshead at Crawcrook/Greenside at approximately 2.50pm, and then travel through Chopwell, Rowlands Gill and Sunniside with roads operating under a rolling road closure as follows;
It is anticipated that the rolling road closure in each area will be in operation for no longer than 45 minutes from the time referenced below.
The A167 Durham Road will also close in both directions for up to six hours, with a longer closure southbound to accommodate the tour’s extensive event set up around the finish line.
The event is likely to cause significant delays in some areas across Gateshead, given the road closures with a full road closure in place between 4am and 9pm (at the latest) on the northbound carriageway of the A167 from J66 on the A1 to the end of Cowen Gardens. The southbound carriageway will be closed between 12pm-6pm (latest).