An epic weekend adventure

From Sea to Sea 

Coast to Coast - C2C

An epic Sea to Sea challenge from Whitehaven to Tynemouth
8th - 11th August 2019
£395 |  130 miles | 4 days
 3 cycling days
Ave daily distance 43 miles
 Cycle difficulty: Moderate

Welcome to the

Coast to Coast

Trip highlights

Join us on an epic Coast to Coast adventure from Whitehaven to Tynemouth, through the Lake District and across the Pennines. Powered by hearty organic food and with warm cosy beds to rest in each night, this fully supported tour is perfect all levels.  

  • An epic sea to sea (C2C) adventure from Whitehaven to Tynemouth 

  • Quiet and well surfaced roads.

  • Pedal through the stunning Lake District and Pennines.

  • Stay in a cosy glamping pod in an orchard

  • Fresh nutritious organic food served daily

  • Cycle in a close knit supportive group

  • Lunch in Tynemouth at award winning sustainability restaurant on the beach

Route overview
The itinerary
Day 1 - Thursday evening
Distance cycled: 0 km

Arrival day! You'll need to arrive on the Thursday night ideally by 6pm into Whitehaven train station. Keep an eye out for our 'not so discreet' support vehicle. Will set up a whatsapp group between all of us on the trip and been there to meet you at the station.  

 

We'll head out on the town in Whitehaven, where we'll be booked into a local restaurant. We'll ensure all your dietary requirements are met. We'll whisk your bikes and bags back to the hotel whilst we get to know each other over a bevy and some food. When our appetites are fully sated the support crew will return to ferry us back to the hotel and rest. 

 

The Accommodation 

We'll be staying our first night at Summergrove Halls, just outside Whitehaven. We'll be staying in private single rooms, ensuring that our first night sleep in a good one, so we're all well rested for the mornings adventures! 
 

Day 2 - Friday
Distance cycled: 72 km / 45 m

After a restful night and a hearty breakfast we'll head back down to Whitehaven Habour for the traditional dipping of the back wheel into the Irish Sea. 
 
Then we're off! 

 

Our first days ride will take us through the stunning Lake District. We'll aiming tp meet the van for lunch in Keswich, down past the theatre by the lake. It's an excellent lunch spot and the van will be there preparing a feast.  
 
The afternoons ride will take us the rest of the way through the Lakes to Penrith. 

 

The Accommodation 

Tonight we'll be getting cosy and connected with nature, staying in boutique wooden pods in an apple orchard. The pods sleep 4 on single beds, there is a little kitchenette to make yourselves a hot drink, and plenty of warm showers to ensure you're ready for a rest in the wild. 
 

Day 3 - Saturday
Distance cycled: 83 km / 52 m

Up early to the sound of the bird song among the orchard, we'll bid goodbye the the Great Lakes and say hello to the hills of the Pennines. 

 

Today is a day of two halves; the morning has a lot of climbing as we enter the Pennines. We'll be stopping for lunch halfway before beginning the long and epic descent out of the Pennines towards the sea. 

 

The Accommodation 

Our destination today is Edumndbyers where we'll be staying in the local hostel in dorms. We'll cook up a storm and raise a glass in the local pub, solidifying new friendships formed. 

Day 4 - Sunday
Distance cycled: 51 km / 30 m

We'll be freewheeling any aches and pains out of our legs this morning as we roll down towards the sea from the height of the Pennines.  
 
We'll pass through Newcastle along the Tyne, pasted the bustling weekend food markets - a great opportunity for a snack!

As we pass through Newcastle we'll be following the cycle path all the way to Tynemouth where we'll dip our front wheels in the North Sea at the harbour. 
 
We'll be hosted by the incredible Riley's Fish Shack, an award winning sustainable fish restaurant right on the beach, for a late lunch. Don't eat fish? Not to worry, we can create a veggie option. 

 

The Departure

Another day done, we'll relax on the beach for as long as we need, maybe even going for a dip. The cold warm will do your thighs of steel the world of good! 
 
After much fanfare and back slapping we'll aid with your journey to Tynemouth metro where you'll be able to get a ride back into Newcastle and be homeward bound.  

What's included

Food - 3 meals a day of delicious organic wholefood, easily catering for individual dietary requirements

Accommodation - A mix of single rooms, glamping pods and dorms

Support vehicle & luggage transfer each day - pedal kit free!

At least 2 support crew trained in first aid, bike mechanics and heavily endowed with good vibes  

Carefully chosen route from Coast to Coast, available with GPS on Garmin or smart phone

What's not included

A weekend of downhills - sozzles!

Getting you & your bike to and from the tour

Travel insurance

Train station transfers on days other than those scheduled on the arrival/departure days

Personal expenditure - beers, coffees, souvenirs etc 

Your words, not ours...

I had so many doubts to my cycling abilities before embarking on an adventure with Brake the Cycle. I'm so, so glad I went for it - The crew and my fellow cyclists couldn't have been more supportive and I ended up having one of the most memorable 3 weeks of my life. I loved every aspect of the tour - the route, the food, the camping & accommodation, the team, the ethos, and all the wonderful new friends I've made. Brake the Cycle put so much thought, effort and love into their trips and I really can't say enough to thank them for it!

Nina Rosner,

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