Looking to do the C2C and raise a few pounds for our favourite charity Sustrans, then make a slot in your diary of Saturday 24 – Monday 26 May 2014.
The UK’s favourite long distance cycling route, the Sea to Sea / C2C / Coast to Coast… there are lots of names for it…. is 20 cycling years old this year (that’s 345 dog years) and we are helping Sustrans celebrate this prestigious event with a super special 3 day anniversary bike ride, that will help to raise vital funds to keep this iconic cycling route in tip-top condition.
This trip will take up to 25 cyclists along this iconic route stretching 140 miles from the Irish Sea to the North Sea on a west to east cycling journey that will take advantage of the prevailing winds (hopefully).
A staggering 15,000 people ride the route every year so if you’ve yet to experience the C2C what better time than this anniversary year!
Happy Sea to Sea’ers…
After dipping your back wheel in the sea at Whitehaven this stunning ride will follow quiet country lanes and paths into the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria and the North Pennines. Passing the highest cafe in England at Hartside and meandering through England’s historic industrial heartlands, we will cross the fabulous millennium bridge in Newcastle before finishing at the coast at Tynemouth.
We’ll then celebrate your amazing acheivement with a celebratory party at the fantastic Cycle Hub www.thecyclehub.org with some well deserved bubbly and 20th anniversary cake!
– Exclusive 20th anniversary pack (including t-shirt and unique C2C maquette…that’s a posh word for a scale model / statue thingy)
– 79 miles of traffic free paths that meander through heathland, moor and dale.
– Bike friendly B&B’s with mouthwatering breakfasts
– Fully supported ride with awesome lunches
– Celebration at the end of the ride with bubbly and cake
– Massive sense of achievement, crossing the country, coast to coast with the camaraderie of riding with the 20th anniversary Sustrans group
Costs and Fundraising
A place on this ride costs just £245 as we’ve generously subsidized this ride in aid of the celebration and to help raise as much money for Sustrans as we possibly can. This covers your place on the ride and includes: 2 nights B&B (shared room basis), breakfast, lunch and on route snacks, exclusive 20th anniversary pack, luggage transfers, ride guides and vehicle support.
Sustrans would lovde each participant to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship which will all go towards the Sea to Sea route. They are responsible for looking after considerable sections of the C2C that they own and so every penny raised will help them to maintain it and slow the rate of wear and tear …and hey presto thousands more cyclists can enjoy it!
You can of course tell all your friends and family and anyone you bump into when out cycling that you’ve paid all the trip costs yourself so they’re assured that all money raised from the event comes directly to Sustrans. You’ll also get a fundraising pack filled with hints and tips to help you reach your target and they’ll be some exciting prizes for the top fundraisers!
This will be a challenging and rewarding UK cycling trip and one which you will not want to miss out on and we expect that places are likely to fill up quickly.
So get a wriggle and contact James at Skedaddle 0191 265 11 10 / firstname.lastname@example.org/uk to book your place or register your interest by emailing the lovely Kat at Sustrans email@example.com
Kate at the coast…