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C2C Cycle Epic Day 2: Penrith to Consett

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 second 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 is the hilliest section, covering almost 60 miles across the North Pennines. Click here for a map of the proposed route.

Participants are welcome to join us for any or all the three days. Check out the details for Day 1 and Day 3 if planning to make a full weekend of it.

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 Credit: -

Northumberland Boundary at Coalcleuch Moor - courtesy of Jonathan Ridge. Full album of C2C trip with GoBike in 2009 on Flickr.

Terrain / Difficulty

The route will be along mainly minor roads (with a short section of main road over Hartside Pass) with a massive 5799ft (1822m) of climbing so please ensure you have a sufficient level of fitness to commit to this section as there are no railway stations along the way to drop out! If riding an e-bike you may wish to bring a spare battery or range extender!

Approximate Distance

60 miles

Full details are available to members only

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