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Coast to Coast C2C – Whitehaven to Tynemouth 3 Days


Total Days Cycling

Total Days Cycling

3 Days
Cycle Distance

Cycle Holiday Length

136 Miles/218 Kms
Holiday Difficulty

Cycle Route Difficulty



“A magnificent cycle route spanning the width of North England. Beautiful scenery coupled with an epic challenge that will satisfy all types of cyclists!”

The Coast to Coast /C2C/ Sea to Sea Cycle Ride is by far the most popular long distance ride in the country. Starting from the west coast in Cumbria the route takes you through the Northern Lake District, over the back of the Pennine hills before descending to the River Tyne and the east coast.

Cycle Route Highlights
  • Breathtaking views from start to finish
  • The Lakeland town of Keswick
  • The Lake District views
  • Castlerigg stone circle
  • Hartside Café for a well earned coffee and cake after the climb
  • The Waskerley Way, disused railway line that takes you from Stanhope to Consett
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cycle transport


Depending upon where you spend your first night, we can put you up in either Whitehaven, Penrith or Newcastle, we will supply you with transport to the start of the route or from the end of the route back to your vehicle, train station or airport. We operate two fully licenced 8 seater large minibuses and cycle trailers so that your ride across is in comfort.
cycle holiday accommodation


Unlike some other operators, we only use good quality, cycle friendly, ensuite accommodation that is on, or close to the cycle route. All accommodation is on a Bed & Breakfast basis with a full cooked breakfast and vegetarian options always available. We also try and ensure that there is always somewhere close by to have a decent evening meal and some light refreshments. Prices are based on twin or double rooms with Single room options available (may be subject to an additional charge) You can have your first night in Whitehaven, Penrith or Newcastle.
transport maps

Route Maps and Route Notes

You will be given a genuine copy of the Sustrans Sea to Sea Cycle route map to use throughout the ride and to keep for posterity. You will also get general information about the route, detailed maps of where your accommodation is each night, a list of cycle repair shops along the route along with other emergency contact numbers in case of any major or minor mishaps. We will also send you out a recommended list of what we believe you will require for your ride.
cycling support

Emergency Recovery

If you do have a disaster and are totally stuck, either physically, mentally or mechanically, then we offer an emergency recovery service (up to 4 hour response) to get you off the route and to safety. May be chargeable depending upon circumstances.

Certificate of Completion

We all like a “trophy” to prove that we’ve done something! At Pedal Power we will give everyone who completes the ride a signed and dated Certificate of Completion to prove to those doubters back at home that you did do it, we will also take photos at the start and finish of the ride of individuals and groups as required.
baggage transfers

Baggage transfers

We will pick-up your bag each day (1 bag per person, up to 15kg) label it and transfer it on to your next nights accommodation. If you have additional bags that you require transferred or bags that you want stored we can happily do that for you as well.



Suggested 3 day itinerary (West to East). Please remember this is your holiday, we can tailor any package to fit your requirements and agenda.

Day 1 – Arrival day


  • Join the tour at Whitehaven. Whitehaven – a small, former mining town and port on the Irish Sea.
  • Overnight in Penrith or Newcastle and we will pick you up early in the morning and transfer you over to Whitehaven ready for a start around 10 – 11am.

Day 2 – Whitehaven to Penrith (53 miles / 86kms)

You start by “dipping” your rear wheel in the Irish sea at the marina, you will dip your front wheel in at the end in Tynemouth.

Following disused railway lines and minor roads all the way to Keswick. There is one significant climb at Whinlatter, with a few minor climbs earlier on. Keswick is a good lunch stop.

From Keswick you will head up to Castlerigg Stone Circle, PLEASE STOP HERE and allow yourselves 5 minutes to walk up to the circle and admire both it and the scenery that is all around you. Too many people just ride past this with their heads down and miss these wonderful views.

The route then traverses parallel to the main A66 road, following tracks and minor roads until you reach the market town of Penrith.

Day 3 – Penrith to Stanhope (44 miles / 71 kms)

From Penrith you will see the Pennine hills in front of you to the east. Ride through Langwathby and follow the route up over Hartside to the café at the top. Stunning views looking west on a clear day. From here it’s pretty much downhill all the way to Garrigill. More climbs out of Garrigill and head over the steep 20% climb to Nenthead. It’s then a roller coaster ride to Allenheads, Rookhope and finally Stanhope, stunning views all along. Keep an eye out for the disused lead mines.

Day 5 – Stanhope to Tynemouth (38 miles / 61 kms)

There’s a tough climb out of Stanhope, however after that it’s pretty much downhill all the way to the River Tyne at Swalwell. From there you follow the river, through Newcastle, past all the bridges to finish on the north side of the river at Tynemouth.














Generally our package deals are “bespoke” to the individuals, however please find detailed below some of our more standard requests, though we can tailor any package to your requirements:

No of Riders No of Nights No of days riding Price
Up to 4 3 3 £325
5 or more 3 3 £275
Up to 4 4 4 £375
5 or more 4 4 £325
Up to 4 5 5 £425
5 or more 5 5 £375
Single room £20.00/night
Solo Rider supplement +50%
Cycle Hire – Giant Escape or Giant Alight Hybrid – 3 days £75.00
Additional days +£20.00/day
Electri Bike Hire – 3 days £125.00
Additional days +£30.00/day

– Prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin or double ensuite room on a B&B basis and includes baggage transfers, maps, route notes, emergency recovery and transfers

– For numbers greater than 8 or for families sharing a family room please call

– Additional nights before or after, or stop overs during your trip can be added

– We can tailor any package to fit your specific requirements

We do offer discounts for family groups with younger children where they are sharing a family room – just contact us to find out more!


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