Coast to Coast Cycle Route Cicerone guide book

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Guide book describing the coast to coast cycle route over five days, with photography, ideas for planning and additional loop ideas.

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The Coast to Coast Cycle Route Cicerone guide book

The Coast to Coast Cycle Route Cicerone guide book



In The Coast to Coast Cycle Route details the 137 mile sea-to-sea / C2C cycle route.

This much loved short cycle tour across northern England takes you from Whitehaven or Workington on the west coast to Tynemouth or Sunderland on the east across 3 days.

The ride is suitable for all bike types (including e-bikes) with detailed on and off road alternatives routes given.

The guide contains easy-to-use route descriptions accompanied by 1:100,000 maps and useful gradient profiles.

Facilities are given for each stage of the ride and a useful accommodation guide is included in the appendices.

The ride weaves through the Lake District National Park, northern Pennines and County Durham, providing a balance of challenge and reward as you climb through the mountain passes of Whinlatter, Hartside Top and Black Hill.

The C2C cycle tour is a ‘must have’ on on any cycle tourers ticklist.


  • Map key
  • Overview map
  • Route summary tables
  • Introduction
  • Why choose the C2C?
  • How tough is the ride?
  • How many days?
  • Where to start and where to end
  • West to east or east to west?
  • What kind of bicycle?
  • Unsurfaced off-road options
  • Getting there and back
  • Where to stay
  • Before setting off on your bike
  • Equipment
  • Carrying your gear
  • What to wear
  • Maps and apps
  • Signage
  • Using this guide
  • The C2C
  • Day 1 Whitehaven to Greystoke
  • Day 1A Workington to Greystoke
  • Day 2 Greystoke to Allenheads
  • Day 3 Allenheads to Tynemouth
  • Day 3A Allenheads to Sunderland
  • Appendix A Accommodation
  • Appendix B Bike shops and other useful contacts

This is a link to the Guardian newspaper’s article online on the route.

The Coast to Coast Cycle Route Cicerone guide book

ISBN 9781786311184
Published 16 Mar 2023
Edition First
Pages 128
Size 17.20 x 11.60 x .65cm
Weight 160g


Link to C2C page



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