Coast to Coast Cycle
Starting with our back tyres dipped in the Irish Sea in the seaside town of Whitehaven, our cycle challenge encompasses some of the best scenery Britain has to offer as we tackle the tough 143-mile ride to Tynemouth.
Our fully supported route takes in long, steep climbs over some of the highest passes in the Lake District and some equally impressive descents that will really blow the cobwebs away. We will pass woodland and pine forests, lakes, streams and moorland quilted with purple heather.
The support we receive on this ride is second to none, and we take care of all the details – from transporting luggage, providing refreshment stops and meals, to arranging accommodation and meals.
From the stunning mountains of the Lake District to the beautiful open moors of the Northern Pennines – all you have to do is hop on your bike and enjoy! Two coastlines, one objective. Our fully-supported route encompasses some of the best scenery Britain has to offer, as we take in long, steep climbs over some of the highest passes in the Lake District and some equally impressive descents that will really blow the cobwebs away.
3 Day Itinerary
We meet in Whitehaven and check in to our accommodation, before an evening meal and a challenge briefing. We then get an early night ready for the adventure ahead!
Whitehaven to Allenheads – Following breakfast at the hotel, we set off early morning from the waterfront in Whitehaven. The C2C sculpture marks the start of our epic challenge across Britain! We begin the ride taking local back-roads which will then lead us into the Lake District National Park, past Ennerdale Water and Loweswater. We then begin the climb up and over Whinlatter Pass, before continuing east to Penrith. A long, steep climb over Hartside (580m) awaits, but there is also a great descent down towards Garrigill. More steep climbs lie ahead out of Nenthead up to the highest point on the National Cycle Network (609m) before we descend down to Allenheads where the friendly staff at the local Inn will be happy to serve you a well-earned pint! Cycling distance – approx. 88 miles
Allenheads to Tynemouth – After breakfast there are more steep climbs to Rookhope and Parkhead, but once they are behind us we descend towards the North Sea, with our route crossing some beautiful open moors along the Waskerley Way down to Consett – our support crew will be on hand to give you an energy boost and lift your spirits. The route becomes more built up as it passes into Newcastle, and follows the River Tyne to our finish line at Tynemouth. We then enjoy a a well-earned rest as we transfer back to Whitehaven for farewell and goodbyes. Cycling distance – approx. 55 miles Please note, this is a complex itinerary and subject to change.
• All accommodation starting at Penrith
• All meals from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 3
• Refreshment/water stops
• Vehicles for back up and support
• Cycle guides
• Mechanic support. Basic spare bike parts will be taken but please note, we cannot cater for every eventuality, therefore it is vital that participants ensure that their bike is in full working order and in good condition
• Global Adventure Challenges Event Crew
• Transfers back to Whitehaven
What’s not included
• Alcoholic drinks
• Bicycle hire – each participant must bring their own recently serviced bicycle
• Bicycle insurance
• Tips and gratuities