Coast to Coast (C2C) Cycle Ride... Southport to Hornsea Trans Pennine Trail (TPT)
Fri 19th Jul 2019
by Wanted partner for adventurers
Done this a couple of times, its a tough bike ride not for the couch potato zero to hero type people but regular rider should have no problem .....
Its longer than the Whitehaven to Tynemouth by about 80 miles which i did couple of years ago and about 45 miles longer than WOTR (Way Of The Roses) did this with 14 other riders and one support person in car.
The TPT C2C is much flatter than both but does have one big hill along the way just to get the old lunges and calf muscles working….
This is a three day event with two nights stop over, Premier Inn outside of Manchester (J4 on M67) on Friday night and B&B in Selby on Saturday.
Unlike most other long-distance cycle routes in the UK, the Trans Pennine Trail is mostly off-road. The Trail is largely purpose-built using canals, riversides, disused railway lines, minor roads and urban cycle paths – over 60% of the Trail’s cycle route is traffic-free.
The Trail passes through many urban areas but also beautiful countryside, villages, castles, abbeys, minsters, canals and railway heritage. The Trail uses surfaced level paths which are relatively flat however we will be covering quite a lot of ground each day….about 70-80 miles/day so anybody with some bike experience and someone who rides regularly can manage this with a mountain bike or Hybrid but would not recommend road bike....
I will be putting some bike rides on but its up to the individual to get saddle fit.
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