C2C in a day (Whitehaven to Sunderland)
- Distance 211.76km
- Moving time 10h 54m
- Speed (avg) 19.4km/h
- Elevation 3459.2m
- Bike Belle
- Elapsed time 14h 7m
- Speed (max) 58.6km/h
I got talked into doing a Coast-to-Coast by my friend Arran at Beeston Road Club's Christmas Dinner. It came with a caveat - we were doing all 140 miles in a single day!
We stayed the night in St. Bees, before cycling up to Whitehaven to begin the 14 hour journey to Sunderland. The morning was lovely, although interrupted by a puncture. Passing over England's highest road, we began our descent to the East coast. Everything was going good, although perhaps a bit behind schedule. We hit Sunderland in the dark. Tired, we took a rather busy main road to the beach, before rather unwisely pulling off and attempting to navigate using trails and side streets. Eventually we made it to the coast, celebrating with a Chippy!
My most painful memory was placing by (brand new) bike down against a brick wall and scratching the frame. Needless to say, it's got many more since!