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Whitehaven to Sunderland Coast to Coast Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameWhitehaven to Sunderland Coast to Coast
Distance : miles (km)131.69  (211.93)
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationWhitehaven Harbour
End LocationSunderland
Cycle Steps
This is a much easier version of the original Sustrans C to C (C2C). It avoids most of the busy roads. The C2C is usually done as a weekend package and many consider it a cycle holiday.
Cycling Clubs located in this region
Your comments?
posted by:JohnRating : difficult :
Is this route possible using a road bike or is there an alternative route more suitable for a road bike?

posted by:garyRating : difficult :
Some parts a bit challenging! but in the main a really great ride!!!! go for it!!!!

posted by:PaulRating : difficult :
Brilliant ride with some big banks and big drops! Great scenery nearly all the way.
A must do.

posted by:Catherine SmithRating : difficult :
Beautiful scenery, really enjoyed it. Done it 3 days with my son aged 10 and daughter aged 8. And completed it in 2 days with my hubby.

posted by:Reece HarrisonRating : difficult :
did a coast to coast and back from whitehaven to tynemouth and back in aid of marie curie cancer care... once in a life time thing to do. loved every minuet of it (excluding the sore behind)

posted by:AndrewRating : difficult :
A must do cycle. A great 2 day trip for the slightly fitter ones with fantastic scenery.

posted by:KimRating : difficult :
I am plannign on completing the C2C ride next month. I have a road bike, do you think the terrain of the route will be suitable for my bike?

posted by:MattRating : difficult :
Just to say to those thinking of completing this on a road bike, I did so last year and it more than coped with the terrain and was definitaly suitable.

posted by:steve (DONK)Rating : difficult :
Fantastic weekend from whitehaven to sunderland.
Shout out to Arragons cycle shop in Penrith, and North Pennine cycles in Nenthead, absolutely fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly and very very helpful, and a great price too.
Shops like that make the bike ride much easier



posted by:Alan SpeakRating : difficult :
What a fantastic experience. 1st day Whitehaven to Penrith. Steady ride with a few moderate hills and beautiful countryside.
2nd day Penrith to Rookhope this takes in the harder terrain up and over Hartside and Carrigill phew! with the most amazing veiws.
day 3 the hard climb out of Rookhope gets you ready for the Waskerly way down to Sunderland what a relief. wouldn`t have missed this for anything Brilliant!

posted by:35055Rating : difficult :
Hi there, we are planning on completing this route next weekend, can anyone recommend someone that can transport our bags between stops?

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