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C2C Cycle Epic Day 1: Whitehaven – Penrith


Event Details


Restarting Events

We are restarting some events with the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Walks can once again take place in England, Scotland and Wales, and will be run in accordance with local regulations.   In most cases our walks will allow for a maximum of 30 participants, although a lower limit may be in place following an event's risk assessment.   All walks require every participant to pre-book via the website.

General information

The first of three linear day rides taking in sections of the 136-mile Sustrans Sea to Sea cycle route which runs from Whitehaven on the Irish sea to Sunderland on the North Sea. This section covers the first 54 miles across the Lake District. Click here for a map of the proposed route. Please see the entries for Day 2 and Day 3.  You can decide to do the whole route or just join for the day or days you want.

Please make your own accommodation bookings at Whitehaven, Penrith, Consett and Sunderland as needed. Details of suggested accommodation are given in the members only section below.

Photo Credits: -

Lakeland Fells - courtesy of Jonathan Ridge. Full album of C2C trip with GoBike in 2009 is available on Flickr.

Whitehaven Harbour - leaders’s own picture taken on a previous C2C trip with Outdoorlads in 2014.

Terrain / Difficulty

The route will follow a mixture of minor roads and well-surfaced cycle paths with around 3733ft (1138m) of climbing.

Approximate Distance

54 miles

Full details are available to members only

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