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Coast to Coast

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Coast to Coast

August 27 - August 29

We’re so excited to share with you that new for 2021 we’ll be holding our inaugural Coast to Coast this summer, and entries are now open!

Taking place in late August, this ‘must-do’ cycling challenge is a wonderful way to see the varied and beautiful landscapes of northern England, following the well signed National Cycle Network route from the Irish Sea in the West to the North Sea in the East, cycling along quiet country lanes, cycleways and paths – all while raising much needed funds for Children North East to support babies, children, young people and their families in the region.

Leaving the Irish Sea behind, you head into the solitude and space of the Lake District, Cumbria and the North Pennines. This popular 140 mile route is not without its challenges, taking in Hartside Pass, where at a respectable 580m above sea level you can stop and, on a clear day, admire spectacular views across the Lake District, the Solway Firth and into southern Scotland. The long descent into Alston which follows has to be one of the many highlights of the ride!

This trip is being arranged to raise funds for Children North East and is organised by local and experienced cycling trip company Saddle Skedaddle. There are a limited number of places available for this challenge which we expect to be taken quickly by individuals and groups, with a minimum sponsorship of £300 per place.

After meeting in Newcastle on Friday 27th August, Saddle Skedaddle transfer you early morning to Whitehaven to start your ride, which ends 140 miles later in Tynemouth on Sunday 29th August, where we’ll celebrate your incredible achievement and take those all important celebratory photos before transferring you back to Newcastle.

Please note it is a condition of booking this Coast to Coast with Saddle Skedaddle that you have adequate valid travel insurance. Find more information and insurance guidance here.

Payment for Coast to Coast places can be made through our booking form and payment will be taken by card or PayPal. If you would like to make payment by invoice, please contact our team at to make arrangements for invoicing and booking.

Full details about the ride including the daily itinerary and optional extras can be found in the event Trip Notes. Download a copy of the Trip Notes here.

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August 27
August 29