Get a charity place
Register for a charity place by visiting the Global Adventure website and join our team today.
Have a place
If you already have a place in a Coast to Coast cycle, we’d love to welcome you to our team!
About the event
The goal of our challenge is to conquer the breadth of Britain by Bike! We’ll start our adventure by the Irish Sea in the seaside town of Whitehaven, before we tackle the tough 143 mile ride to Tynemouth. Our fully supported route encompasses some of the best scenery Britain has to offer, as we take in long, steep climbs over some of the highest passes in the Lake District and some equally impressive descents that will really blow the cobwebs away. From the stunning mountains of the Lake District to the beautiful open moors of the Northern Pennines – all you need to do is hop on your bike and enjoy the ride!
There are two options available:
Minimum Sponsorship option: Pay a £95 registration fee to Global Adventure and then pledge to raise £900 for Breast Cancer Now.
Self-Funding option: Pay £545 (£95 reg fee and then £450 trip costs) to Global Adventure and then raise as much as you can for Breast Cancer Now.
Chose the option that’s best for you and we’ll support you in reaching your fundraising target.
Typical Coast to Coast Cycle itinerary
Day 1: Meet in Whitehaven
We meet in Whitehaven and check in to our accommodation, before an evening meal and a challenge briefing. We then get an early night ready for the adventure ahead!
Day 2: Whitehaven to Allenheads
Following breakfast at the hotel, we set off early morning from the waterfront in Whitehaven. The C2C sculpture marks the start of our epic challenge across Britain! We begin the ride taking local back-roads which will then lead us into the Lake District National Park, past Ennerdale Water and Loweswater. We then begin the climb up and over Whinlatter Pass, before continuing east to Penrith. A long, steep climb over Hartside (580m) awaits, but there is also a great descent down towards Garrigill. More steep climbs lie ahead out of Nenthead up to the highest point on the National Cycle Network (609m) before we descend down to Allenheads where the friendly staff at the local Inn will be happy to serve you a well-earned pint!
Cycling distance –approx. 88 miles
Day 3: Allenheads to Tynemouth
After breakfast there are more steep climbs to Rookhope and Parkhead, but once they are behind us we descend towards the North Sea, with our route crossing some beautiful open moors along the Waskerley Way down to Consett- our support crew will be on hand to give you an energy boost and lift your spirits. The route becomes more built up as it passes into Newcastle, and follows the River Tyne to our finish line at Tynemouth. We then enjoy a well-earned rest as we transfer back to Whitehaven for farewell and goodbyes.
Cycling distance –approx. 55 miles
This event is organised by Discover Adventure.
How we'll support you
When you cycle and fundraise for us, you’ll receive:
- A Breast Cancer Now technical cycling jersey
- A welcome pack full of fundraising and training advice
- Fundraising materials to aid your fundraising
- Support and advice from a dedicated member of the Events team
- Regular e-newsletters to keep you updated