On 25th May 2014 I drove to Whitehaven on the west coast (in the Lake District) and cycled nearly 150 miles across the country, finishing in Sunderland on the east coast. This is a well-worn trail, ridden by many keen cyclists, and known as the Coast to Coast, or C2C. There are many steep hills, hard to slog up but fantastic to whizz down. The trip was hard work, but thoroughly enjoyable. We had great weather for the first three days, but unfortunately steady rain on the last day, 28th May.
My bike is an F.W. Evans, a 21st birthday present from my mum.
Here is the official start of the tour:
And here’s the end of the trail:
It’s traditional to dip your front wheel in the sea at the start, and then again at the end!