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The Classic Coast to Coast Bike Ride
Whitehaven to Tynemouth - North England


 The Classic Coast to Coast Cycle Ride


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.

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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
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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.

To find out more click on the full itinerary.

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Why not look at our Hadrian's Cycleway C2C on the same dates. Find out more!    







Holiday Facts
Price (per person):

Trip Dates:
Bank Holiday = (BH)
  £100 deposit with the final balance due 2 months before the tour date.  
  7 - 10 July  
  21 - 24 July  
  28 - 31 July  
  4 - 7 August  
  18 - 21 August  
  1 - 4 September  
  15 - 18 September  
  22 - 25 September  
  6 - 9 October  
  Bespoke dates can be added on request for group bookings  

Bike rental:


Kit bag with pump,  inner tubes and multi-tool.

Helmet rental is £5

4 days - cycling weekend break
Thursday evening to Sunday evening
Friday evening to Monday evening (May and August bank holidays)


The biking:

3 days, place-to-place
Tour group size 5 - 30
Fitness grade 2/3


What's included:

3 nights guesthouse accommodation
All breakfasts
Luggage transfers
Rider/bike transfers
Champagne finish
Afternoon tea and cakes (last day)
Post-ride shower room

Optional extras:

Single room Guarantee £85(there is no supplement for single travellers who are willing to share)
Contact us to book
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Coast to Coast Holidays
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  • Devon C2C
  • The Way of the Roses
  • Hadrian's Wall C2C 
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.
Devon C2C (Ilfracombe to Plymouth)

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