Coast to Coast

Great Britains most popular long distance ride. Tradition dictates that you start the ride by dipping your back wheel in the Irish Sea and the ride only ends when your front wheel gets a dip in the North Sea at the finish. 

Riding through the northern Lake District before climbing the Pennines, and descending to the railway paths of County Durham, the route is best ridden from west to east to take advantage of the prevailing winds and also the gradients are kinder this way round, with longer downhill sections and shorter uphills.

There are variations to the route...Whitehaven to Sunderland which is 135 miles or the slightly longer route to Tynemouth at 140 miles.