We meet in Whitehaven for introductions, a full kit check and a briefing from your More Adventure leaders. We will then check into our hotel for the evening then have our first group meal at a local pub and an early night in preparation for our first day’s ride the following day.
Whitehaven to Penrith (55 miles)
After a good night’s rest we head out for our first day of cycling and straight into the beautiful Lake District. Heading towards Keswick we have various climbs to overcome including some very steep sections. We’ll be stopping for lunch in the bustling market town of Keswick, one of the largest towns in the Lake District. After lunch we head east to our overnight stop in Penrith.
Penrith to Consett (55 miles)
We continue the cycle eastwards and up into the ‘backbone of England’, the Pennines. This range of hills stretches all the way from the Peak District in the South to the Cheviot Hills in the north, and our first taste of this incredible landscape is with a climb up to the infamous Hartside Pass. This 580-metre climb is a classic but there will be time to recover at the popular cafe at the top before carrying on to the small town of Consett, our overnight stop.
Consett to Tynemouth (30 miles)
Our final day is relatively short and you may be pleased to know that the majority of the hills are behind you! With the mighty Pennines behind us, we continue east to reach the River Tyne and cross it on the magnificent Millennium Bridge, a 126-metre cyclingand pedestrian bridge that was opened in 2001. From here we follow the River Tyne to the coastal town of Tynemouth – congratulations you completed the Coast to Coast Cycle! After a celebratory lunch we will transfer you and your bike to Newcastle train station if required and here the trips ends.