After weeks of waiting, the route for the Yorkshire leg of the 2014 Tour de France has been announced this morning.
Bereaved family speak out after second fatal lorry crash
The family of a Northumberland cyclist, who was killed on her way to work, say the legal system is failing to protect vulnerable road users.
A cyclist in his 30s has died after being hit by a double decker bus in Gateshead. It happened on Shipcote Lane, just off Durham Road, Low Fell, at just after 4am on Saturday morning. The man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, but was confirmed dead.
A group of international engineers are on Tyneside this evening to help transform Newcastle into one of Britain's most popular cycling cities.
Thirty years ago Dutch engineers changed the layout of their roads to make them safer for cyclists.
Holland is the safest place to cycle in Europe and Newcastle is keen to follow in their tracks.
Dan Ashby reports.
Experts from across Europe are in Newcastle to consider ways to make the city more cycle-friendly.
In particular, the city council will learn about road design in Holland, where cycle use is far higher than in the UK.
In August, Newcastle was chosen to receive £5.5million from the Government to create a network of cycle routes.
It is an endurance test of epic proportions.
14 thousand miles from the driest place on earth to one of the coldest.
Ed Straker and Tom Benson, from Northumberland, are about to set off on a trip that will test them to their limits.
Julie Harrison reports.
How and why should we encourage more people to get on their bikes? That was the subject of a debate in parliament this week.
The MP Dr Sarah Wollaston told colleagues that taking up cycling in middle age would increase a person's fitness level; effectively making them ten years younger.
The Hexham MP Guy Opperman wants to make it easier for people to cycle in Northumberland. He talked to Helen Ford in the September edition of Around The House.
The cost of policing next year's Tour de France in Yorkshire has been raised by both North Yorkshire's Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan and the Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney.
Three Yorkshire forces will be among those providing hundreds of officers on July 5 and 6 next year to ensure the safety of spectators and cyclists on the opening days of the sport's most famous race.
North Yorkshire Police is responsible for 60 per cent of the route and Julia Mulligan says the event would leave her force with a bill of more than half a million pounds.
Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney earlier raised the issue in the House of Commons - and got short shrift from Sports Minister Hugh Robertson.
Conservative MP for Hexam Guy Opperman is taking part in a debate in parliament this afternoon where he'll call for better facilities for cyclists in the North East.
Tourism bosses are warning about the risk of hotels charging inflated prices when the Tour de France visits the region next year.
We spoke to Gary Verity at Welcome to Yorkshire.
A survey by ITV News has revealed that dozens of hotels in York are cashing in by charging inflated prices when the Tour de France visits the region next year.
As many as three quarters of hoteliers are increasing room rates for the weekend of the tour.
Some are charging twice as much as normal.
Tourism bosses are now warning about the risk of putting people off coming back in the future.