Sir Bradley Wiggins has told Cycling Weekly magazine he will be riding next month's Aviva Tour of Britain.
It is the UK's biggest race with stage four passing through Wooler, Alnwick and Warkworth on Wednesday 9th September, before finishing in Blyth.
There will also be a day of schools activities and spectator zones for people to soak up the atmosphere.
The following day It will leave Northumberland across the Pennines and into Cumbria, with the stage five route setting off from Prudhoe along the River Tyne to Hadrian's Wall.
The reigning Olympic, world and British time-trial champion will be cycling the race for the eighth time after winning in 2013.
The 36-year-old was also the first British winner of the Tour de France in 2012.