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Thu 21 Apr - Sun 24 Apr 2022

in association with Cancer Research UK and Maggie’s

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OVERVIEW

What to expect

ITINERARY

What you will do

COSTS

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ESSENTIAL INFO

All you need to know

Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Thu 21 Apr 2022

Team Briefing

You will need to arrive in Whitehaven this evening for the all important team briefing. We will run through how the next few days are planned to run, and what to expect. You can meet the leadership team, and ask any questions. Dinner not included.

Accommodation: Hotel (twin share)

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Day 2, Fri 22 Apr 2022

Whitehaven to Alston (approx 105 km and 1800m ascent)

And you're off! After an early morning breakfast, you head towards the shore where you have the opportunity to dip your bike's wheel in the Irish Sea. It’s then time to get pedalling as you venture towards the village of Cleator Moor and into the stirring landscape of the Lake District National Park.

Home to England’s highest mountains and deepest lakes, the region has inspired writers, artists and poets for generations. But your main focus this morning are the challenging hill climbs that you need to cross in order to reach Loweswater and then Braithwaite and Keswick. You stop in Threkeld for a hard-earned lunch, before pushing on across Cumbria’s rolling hills and past Greystoke and the historic market town of Penrith. Finally you reach Alston: your home for the night. Dinner will be followed by another briefing and the chance to reflect on the day’s events. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Hostel (dormitory style)

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Day 3, Sat 23 Apr 2022

Alston to Whitley Bay (approx 120 km)

Recharged and ready for action, you start the day by heading towards Northumberland National Park and the ancient ramparts of Hadrian’s Wall. The route ventures upwards through Halfwhistle and on to Homestead’s Fort, dramatically located on a high escarpment of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. The fort, which offers spectacular panoramas, once housed about 800 men and is supposedly the site of Britain’s oldest toilets!

It’s then time to head east towards your final destination. Bypassing Newcastle-upon-Tyne, we head for our final destination: St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay. Exhausted but triumphant, you complete the ride by dipping your wheels in the North Sea. There will be plenty of time for group photos and celebrations at the end of this spectacular ride. (B,L)

Accommodation: Hotel (Twin share)

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Day 4, Sun 24 Apr 2022

Head home

After breakfast, you can make your way home.

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