Crossing the country by bike is a fabulous trip to do, and gives riders a great sense of achievement as they pedal those last miles with the North Sea in sight. Along the way you take in The Lake District, Eden Valley, Pennines and Northumbria - altogether some of the most beautiful parts of Great Britain.
Our trips complete this C2C route in 3 days of cycling - that's enough to be a challenge, but still do-able by any moderately fit person. We also make best use of the weekends, so you arrive with us on a Thursday evening and complete the ride on Sunday afternoon.
A road bike, hybrid bike or mountain bike is suited for this Sustrans route, as the route has small variants for each type of rider.
For mountain bikers we also offer something a little different - extra route options with great off-road riding. With CycleActive being based on the route itself, it's not surprising that we know a few great detours, not shown on any "Coast to coast route - official maps". These are all legal (on rights of way), and really spice up the ride for those people who want to try them.
What we provide is:
Carefully selected C2C accommodation for three nights
Luggage transfers each day, so you need only cycle with your daily snacks and toolkit
Pre-tour and on-tour advice and information
Emergency breakdown support
Return transport from the finish, plus afternoon tea and cakes, celebratory champagne and a shower room so you can travel home in comfort
The way we’ve organise this trip works perfectly, keeping bag packing times down and reducing your driving/travel times too. All in all the C2C bike ride makes for one of our great cycling weekend breaks.
All the effort Cycleactive have put in with their experience made it a more enjoyable one for me. Will recommend to all my friends whether they cycle or not (like me).Keep it up !
Classic C2C (Whitehaven to Tynemouth)
Fantastic gentleman's holiday, enough exercise to make it a challenge but still plenty of time to sit in a good pub in the evening and discuss the day's adventures. Jon was a fantastic help with his knowledge of the route and sorting out all of the niggles with the bikes for us.