CYCLING - Coast to Coast Route (C2C or 'Sea to Sea')
The Coast to Coast or Sea to Sea Cycle Route (C2C) is a 140 miles (230 km) cycle route opened in 1994. Combining sections of National Cycle Route 7, 14, 71 and 72; it runs from Whitehaven or Workington on the west coast of Cumbria, and then crosses the Lake District and the Pennines in the north of England by using a variety of both on and off-road trails, ending on the north-east coast in Tyne and Wear at Sunderland or Tynemouth. Sustrans state that it is the UK's most popular challenge cycle route, it is designed for the whole range of cyclists, from families to cycling club riders. Although a challenge with some hard climbs—the highest point being over 609 m (1,998 ft) - the C2C is completed by an average of between 12,800 and 15,000 cyclists every year.
|day 1||Whitehaven||Penrith||55m, 88.5km|
|day 2||Penrith||Stanhope||42m, 67km|
|day 3||Stanhope||Tynemouth||43m, 69.5km|
Route information, maps, distances and itineraries are for general information only and should not be relied on for navigation.