Posted Friday 28th September 2012 –
“Coast to coast is a box a lot of cyclists want to tick – it’s obligatory for the cycling CV and provides some of the most satisfying and beautiful riding you can get. The route Open Cycling planned I don’t think could be bettered for a one day traverse and I’ll recommend to anybody that’ll listen and has the legs to give it a go.”
How do you fancy taking on one of the most iconic cycle routes in the UK, but with a twist?
The Coast to Coast; West Cumbria to North Yorkshire is attempted by scores each year, but only a handful ever try it in one go. Why not join up to the only 1 day cycle sportive that will push you to your limit, but as comfortably as possible.
Open Cycling will sign a route starting in Seascale on the West Coast, taking in iconic passes like Hardknott and Wrynose, the lovely valleys of the Yorkshire Dales, The Vale of York and then The North York Moors before finally rolling down the hill to finish by the sea in Whitby.
With 4 feed stations on route offering plenty of food, some of it hot, you will be looked after as you ride with your friends, new and old across the breadth of the North of England.
At 150 miles it will be a tough day out, but at the height of summer there is plenty of light to guide you, and our comprehensive signing
will ensure you ride no extra metres.
Entries open on October 1st, and close on June 16th for the 2013 event that takes place on Saturday 29th June, for more details visit www.opencycling.com.
Entry for 2013 is set at £50 per bike/tandem if you enter before 1st March, £60 if you enter before the 1st May and going up to £70 if you enter after that. Transfers to and from M6 Penrith (£30) and camping (£10 each night) are also available.