GroceryAid Coast to Coast Bike Ride, June 28th-July 2nd 2017

GroceryAid Coast to Coast Bike Ride, June 28th-July 2nd 2017

  • June 28, 2017 - July 2, 2017
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand! A coast to coast ride from Whitehaven to Whitby. Cycling through 3 National Parks and some of the best scenery the UK has to offer. An absolute classic!

The event is fully supported with guides at a ratio of one guide to 10 cyclists, support vehicles, tour leaders and medics. Each day you will receive breakfast at the hotel before setting off, morning and afternoon refreshment stops while on the ride, a substantial lunch plus dinner and twin room accommodation each night.

 

 

In Brief:

  • Challenge Type: Road Cycling
  • Challenge Name: Coast to Coast Bike Ride
  • Destination: UK
  • Dates: 28th June – 2nd July 2017
  • Grade: Moderate / Tough

Itinerary (subject to change!)

Weds 28th June

Cyclists make their way to the hotel in Whitehaven in time to register with the pie crew. Our guides will be on hand to check your bikes and help with any last minute mechanical issues. Coach and bike transfer will be available from Whitby to Whitehaven if applicable. Bike transfer will also be available from Weybridge (Surrey) to Whitehaven.

Thurs 29th June – Whitehaven to Penrith (78km, 1900m elevation)

Day 1 – Following a welcome speech and briefing, you’ll set off in your guided groups heading into the hills and the majestic Lake District. Today is the shortest day in terms of distance, but we make up for this in the climbing!

Our support crew will have your luggage ready on arrival at the hotel, and you will have time to get changed and have a shower before the evening meal.

Friday 30th June – Penrith to Ripon (136km, 1750m elevation)

We continue our journey eastwards making our way out of the Lake District and into the Yorkshire Dales. The biggest climb of the day is around 50km in, but thankfully it’s (mostly) downhill from there. Again, hotel accommodation and an evening meal are provided.

Saturday 1st July – Ripon to Whitby (80km, 1638m elevation)

The final day! We head upwards into the North York Moors, cycling along undulating terrain, with a few steeper hills thrown in for good measure! The sea air begins to fill your lungs as we get ever closer to the coast, and the final 6km is downhill all the way to the sea! After some well-deserved celebrations, it’s a short ride to the hotel, where a fantastic celebration meal awaits.

Sunday 2nd July

You are free to travel home.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Natalie Grundie at GroceryAid Natalie.Grundie@groceryaid.org.uk

Looking After You

The event is fully supported with guides at a ratio of one guide to 10 cyclists, support vehicles, tour leaders and medics. Each day you will receive breakfast at the hotel before setting off, morning and afternoon refreshment stops while on the ride, a substantial lunch plus dinner and twin room accommodation each night.

 

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