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Coast to Coast UK Cycle

11th

SEP

2021

White Haven, West Cumbria to Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

11th September - 12th September

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Challenge information

Cycle the width of the UK on this Coast to Coast challenge!

Departing from Whitehaven be inspired by some of the most dramatic scenery as you cross through the Lake District, North Pennines and the ancient fringes of Hadrians Wall before reaching the North Sea at Whitley Bay on this 200km cycle chhallenge.

This is the perfect challenge for participants with an adventurous spirit and an open mind, but perhaps haven’t taken on a multi-day cycling challenge before and are hoping to push themselves out of their comfort zone.

On the Coast to Coast Cycle you will be:
- Cycling for around 8 hours each day
- Covering 200km of undulating terrain, crossing the entire width of the UK
- Cycling through some of the most stunning scenery that the British isles has to offer 

You can take part in this challenge on 11th-12th September 2021 or 10th-11th September 2022.

Interested? 

Use the button below to register your interest and we'll be in touch with more information.

Challenge fee and fundraising target information

Registration fee: £1,300.00
Sponsorship target: £99.00

There is a £99 registration fee for this challenge and then a minimum sponsorship target of £1,300. This includes the challenge cost. We have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you reach your target and enjoy fundraising for your challenge. There are also other fundraising options including self-funded, we'll be happy to discuss with you when you register your interest.

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Challenge itinerary

Day 1
Whitehaven to Alston (approx 105 km and 1800m ascent)

And you're off! After an early morning safety briefing, you head towards the shore where you have the opportunity to dip your bikes wheel in the Irish Sea. It’s then time to get pedalling as you venture towards the village of Cleator Moor and into the stirring landscape of the Lake District National Park.

Home to England’s highest mountains and deepest lakes, the region has inspired writers, artists and poets for
generations. But your main focus this morning are the challenging hill climbs that you need to cross in order to
reach Loweswater and then Braithwaite and Keswick. You stop in Threkeld for a hard-earned lunch, before pushing on across Cumbria’s rolling hills and past Greystoke and the historic market town of Penrith. Finally you reach Alston: your home for the night. Dinner will be followed by another briefing and the chance to reflect on the day’s events.

Accommodation: Hostel (same-sex dormitories)
Meals: Packed lunch, Dinner
Day 2
Alston to Whitley Bay (approx 95 km and 1250m ascent)

Recharged and ready for action, you start the day by heading towards Northumberland National Park and the
ancient ramparts of Hadrian’s Wall. The route ventures upwards through Halfwhistle and on to Homestead’s Fort, dramatically located on a high escarpment of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. The fort, which offers
spectacular panoramas, once housed about 800 men and is supposedly the site of Britain’s oldest toilets!

It’s then time to head east towards your final destination. Bypassing Newcastle-upon-Tyne, we head for our final
destination: St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay. Exhausted but triumphant, you complete the ride by dipping your wheels in the North Sea. There will be plenty of time for group photos and celebrations at the end of this
spectacular ride. Participants can either make their own way home or be transferred back to Whitehaven if they
wish to book the additional transfer.

Accommodation: Not included
Meals: Breakfast, Packed lunch
 
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