Newcastle's riding high this week after the Prime Minister confirmed it is one of just eight cities in the UK that will receive millions of pounds in funding to boost cycling.
But there are already serious concerns about whether the money is enough and whether it will be spent on the right things.
Gregg Easteal reports.
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Protestors will head to County Hall on Friday to protest against the proposals for a retail park and 200 houses on the outskirts of Morpeth.
The two cities have been awarded a combined £393,400 to develop technology to help make motoring easier in the region
His Royal Highness rounded off his visit to the region by giving a speech at Virgin Money headquarters in Newcastle.