Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge
Location - England
Difficulty - Tough
Distance - 200km
Duration - 2 Days
Be inspired by some of the most dramatic scenery England has to offer on this classic two-day bike ride from the west to east coast of the country. Departing from Whitehaven, this challenging itinerary stretches for 200km, crossing through the Lake District, North Pennines, and the ancient fringes of Hadrian’s Wall, before reaching the North Sea at Whitley Bay.
About the event
- Test yourself against this iconic British cycling challenge
- Dip your wheels into both the Irish and North Seas
- Stunning route through Hadrian's Wall country
- Experience the beauty of the Northumbrian scenery
- Fully supported cycling challenge
Be inspired by some of the most dramatic scenery England has to offer on this classic bike ride from west to east. Departing from the coast of West Cumbria at Whitehaven, this challenging itinerary stretches for 200km until reaching the North Sea at Whitley Bay. The picturesque route crosses the northern edge of the Lake District, then climbs into the dramatic landscapes of the northern Pennines. Following the ancient fringes of Hadrian’s Wall, it then heads down to the coastline of Whitley Bay.
You’ll need all your pedal power to tackle big ascents and descents in the Eden Valley and Northumberland National Park. The aches and pains will be long forgotten, however, while the memory of this remarkable journey past former mining towns and Roman forts will endure for years to come.
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