Coast 2 Coast Biking Ride 2005

So Joel had this idea, how about we bike from the West Coast to the East Coast for a bit of a laugh. We didn't need much persuading and so the C2C Biking Trip 2005 was born.

Preparation : Getting ready for the C2C0

Well to be honest there wasn't too much preparation. Toni went to the Gym a lot and we all got on the bikes in an attempt to get the leg power going. We had enlisted the help of Wez as a driver / expert cook and when Sarah said she could come as well we were almost sorted. Now where's Whitehaven again?. Read more about getting ready for the C2C

Day 1 : Whitehaven to Keswick

The ride started in Whitehaven and gently climbed from the coast to the foothills of the Lake District. James broke some teeth of his chain ring within 10 minutes of setting off and Dan did an emergency stop infront of Toni causing her to do a superman over the handlebars. So we got off to a great start :-)
Read more about Day 1

Day 2 : Keswick to Langwathby via the Old Coach Road

We set off on day 2 in high spirits but knowing that we had a tough day ahead of us and it didn't dissapoint. We climbed the steep & rocky Old Coach Road out of Threlkeld Commonand after a rocky descent on the coach road we cycled along hilly country lanes to Greystoke and then against a headwind to Penrith.
Read more about Day 2

Day 3 : Langwathby to Allenheads

Day three was always going to be the killer - cycling out of the lakes and over the peaks of the Pennines. Over the steep off road trail to Heartside Height and after a quick lunch we pushed on across Black Fell in increasingly bad weather. Through Leadgate, Garrigill and Nenthead we started on yet another steep, rocky trail up to the highest point on the C2C.
Read more about Day 3

Day 4 : Allenheads to Rowlands Gill

Day four started with a steep climb out of the valley onto Wolfcleugh Common and onto Rookhope. Then the weather turned and there was little shelter from the torrential rains as we carried on across Edmondbyers Common and to our delight eventually spotted a tea room on top of the desolate moor.
Read more about Day 4

Day 5 : Rowlands Gill to Newcastle Tynemouth

Following the river we were soon passing the famous Millennium Bridge in Gateshead and then up into Newcastle. Following cycle lanes and footpaths we made our way through into North Shields and then onto Tynemouth and the finish.
Read more about Day 5

So, hard work but also a great adventure that we all enjoyed and will no doubt remember for a long time.

Your Comments

By martyn on 09th 2005f September 2005, 10:56
i did the3 cast to coast this summer it poissed it down all the time
By Lynn Lucas on 27th 2006f January 2006, 16:12
Hi,
Is it possible to give our event a mention?

GREAT NORTH BIKE RIDE 2006
SEAHOUSES TO TYNEMOUTH PRIORY ( Northumberland)
Sunday 27th August
Cycle from Seahouses at approximately 9AM to arrive at the Tynemouth Priory, the ride is 50 miles of beautiful Northumberland scenic coastline, entry fee is £10 to include NIKE T Shirt, Medal, inform your friends, workmates, get a team together! Have some fun, and raise some money for charity at the same time through sponsorship. Please visit www.chrislucastrust.com for registration form.
(Please send your entry fee to the Chris Lucas Trust,
95, Lancaster Drive, Hadrian Park, Wallsend,
North Tyneside, NE28 9TF, to receive your sponsorship forms).
Telephone: 0191 2632884 for more details
Please bring the family for support!
Tombola, etc at the Priory! A great day out for all!
The Chris Lucas Trust is currently fundraising for a Scientific Medical Researcher, based with the NHS. Researcher now appointed after raosing £160.000+.
Many Thanks
Lynn Lucas
By Lynn Lucas on 10th 2006f February 2006, 11:28
Hi,
Is it possible to support this local charity event maybe enter a team?
GREAT NORTH BIKE RIDE 2006
SEAHOUSES TO TYNEMOUTH PRIORY ( Northumberland)
Sunday 27th August
Cycle from Seahouses at approximately 9AM to arrive at the Tynemouth Priory, the ride is 50 miles of beautiful Northumberland scenic coastline, entry fee is £10 to include NIKE T Shirt, Medal, inform your friends, workmates, get a team together! Have some fun, and raise some money for charity at the same time through sponsorship. Please visit www.chrislucastrust.com for registration form.
(Please send your entry fee to the Chris Lucas Trust,
95, Lancaster Drive, Hadrian Park, Wallsend,
North Tyneside, NE28 9TF, to receive your sponsorship forms).
Telephone: 0191 2632884 for more details
Please bring the family for support!
Tombola, etc at the Priory! A great day out for all!
The Chris Lucas Trust is currently fundraising for a Scientific Medical Researcher, based with the NHS. Researcher now appointed after raosing £160.000+.
Many Thanks
Lynn Lucas

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