WATCH: Readers’ pictures of the Tour of Britain

Thousands of people lined the streets of Northumberland to get a close up view of the Tour of Britain cycle race.

And as the race heads out of the county to the south west today (Thursday) for Stage 5, readers have submitted their pictures of Stage 4 as it travelled from Edinburgh to Blyth.

Here are a selection of pictures from the Tour of Britain as it passed through Ashington, Cramlington and Blyth.

They were submitted by Julie Pearson, Francis Rozier, Albert Duffy and Jessica Bell.