140 mile challenge
The Coast to Coast or Sea to Sea Cycle Route (C2C) is a 140 miles (230 km) cycle route from St Bees on the west coast of Cumbia to the North Sea at Sunderland or Tynemouth Although a challenge with some hard climbs - the highest point being over 2,000 feet (610 m) - the C2C is completed by an average of between 12,800 and 15,000 cyclists every year. Although it has been completed in one day it is designed for the whole range of cyclists, from families to cycle club riders and most take three to five days with overnight stops on the way. The C2C from St. Bees in Cumbria to Tyneside in Northumberland now offers an alternative route through Weardale plus Wiggo's Way through Stanhope. C2C cycle route offers a very challenging ride with the most spectacular views as it crosses Weardale. For more information and a list of accommodation on the route visit the C2C Guide website. After the hard climbs through the Pennines Weardale is an ideal pit stop.