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.
More top news
Cycling levels in the North East are among the lowest in the UK, so to tackle this the council are launching 'Cycling in the City' posters.
Many pictures of medieval, Georgian and Victorian streets of Gateshead are to be shown to the public for the first time in a new exhibition.
Sir Michael Wilshaw has said there was "very bad homophobic bullying" at free schools in Durham and Sunderland and parents deserve better.