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 and National Cycle Route 71, 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 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, or at Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear. Claimed to be Great Britain’s most popular long-distance cycle route.
All you need to know about the Coast to Coast
- What is this program?
- What we aim to achieve
Achieve your personal best over a coast to coast cycle ride.
- Is this program for you?
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 2,000 feet (610 m)—the C2C is completed by an average of between 12,800 and 15,000 cyclists every year.
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