Saturday 28th June 2014
An iconic coast to coast route, cycled by hundreds of people every year, but how about taking it on in a single day? From the mountainous Western Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the flat Vale of York and finally the Northern Valleys of the North York Moors, finishing by the sea in Whitby.
Coast to Coast from Seascale to Whitby –
- 150 miles with 4500 metres of ascent
“A stunning 150 mile road ride from the mountainous Western Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the flat Vale of York and finally the Northern Valleys of the North York Moors, finishing by the sea in Whitby. Attempted by scores each year, but only a handful ever try it in one go.
All you need to do is arrive at the allotted pick up point on Friday evening from where you will be transported to the camp with your bike, get a good nights sleep then focus on getting from one side of the country to the other.
Sounds too easy? Well, the route does take you over both Hardknott and Wrynose passes as a warm up to the rest of the day. So by the time you reach Whitby you will have covered 150 miles over hills, crossed Windermere, passed through quaint villages and probably wondered how much further at least once and “‘This must be the last hill”.
Once you reach the finish line, all that is left to do is collapse and enjoy a well earned sleep, unless you feel the urge to sample some of Whitbys famous ﬁsh and chips. As Sunday arrives you will then jump on the bus for a ride back to your cars, head home for further celebratory cups of tea and heaps of cake.”
- Fully waymarked route
- 4 Feed Stations – sweet and savoury snacks available and access to water to re-fill water bottles, variety of food available at each of the four feed stations and these will include fresh baguettes, selection of cakes, soup and fruit.
- GPX route files
- Electronic timing chip
- Waterproof map
- Medical cover
- Camping available
- Showers at Whitby Rugby Club
- Personal kit bag transfer from Seascale to Whitby
- Park and transfer additionally available
Seascale Primary School
Croft Head Road
Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)
- TBC, entries open 1st October 2013