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Coast to Coast Cycling Challenge

August 5 - August 7

Coast to Coast Challenge

Conquer the breadth of Britain by bike!

About the Challenge:

Starting with our back tyres dipped in the Irish Sea in the seaside town of Whitehaven, our cycle challenge encompasses some of the best scenery Britain has to offer as we tackle the tough 143-mile ride to Tynemouth. From the stunning mountains of the Lake District to the beautiful open moors of the Northern Pennines – all you have to do is hop on your bike and enjoy!  Two coastlines, one objective. Our fully-supported route encompasses some of the best scenery Britain has to offer, as we take in long, steep climbs over some of the highest passes in the Lake District and some equally impressive descents that will really blow the cobwebs away.


5-7 August 2022

Our favourite highlight:

It has to be the huge range of views – what a way to see our beautiful country!

What do I need to know?

We are delighted to once again be working alongside Global Adventure Challenges who have over twenty years experience in organising such trips, they have helped thousands of people reach their goals and life-long ambitions. Every Expedition Leader is highly experienced and well trained to provide everyone with the most enjoyable trip possible.

Global Adventure Challenges know there are a lot of things to consider before you get back out into the world so they’ve put together a new Travel with Confidence policy, outlining the steps they and their suppliers are taking to make sure that you are safe. Just click on this link to explore their policy, and if you need to know more then don’t hesitate to get in touch.


You will be required to pay a non refundable registration fee of £95 at the time of booking. After this there are two payment options:

Minimum Sponsorship (Option A): With this option you fundraise a minimum amount of £900 sponsorship for Penny Brohn UK out of which we pay your challenge costs (£450).

Self Funded (Option B): You personally cover the full costs of the challenge out of your own pocket which is £450 and then fundraise as much as you can; all of which comes to the charity.

Sign up today!

Just click here.

Why should you do it?

We’re all looking for adventure at the moment and this is certainly one way to get back out there when it’s safe to do so. But also, every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. With over 50% of us living with cancer for 10 years or more, the challenge now is living well with an uncertain future, particularly during these uncertain times.  Did you know that

  • 1 in 3 people with cancer have depression or anxiety
  • 9 out of 10 people with cancer have emotional, social, or physical unmet needs at diagnosis

You can make a lasting difference to these people. While the NHS does incredible work in treating cancer, our expertise is vital in helping people understand what it is to live as well and as long as possible. In taking on this trekking challenge you’ll be fundraising to allow us to support cancer patients to regain control of their lives, to remember that they are more than their cancer diagnosis.

ABSOLUTELY! This trek is suitable for all ages and abilities  with the correct training. The minimum age for this trek is 18 years old (14-17 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian). The one thing everyone will have in common is a great sense of adventure and a desire to help a charity. Whether you are taking part as an individual or as a team with friends, team spirit will be flying high on the challenge.

This cycle ride is graded as Tough (2) on Global Adventure Challenge's grading scheme and has been designed to push your boundaries, but as long as you fitness train beforehand it is achievable for anyone. Remember, you are cycling for 2 consecutive days, covering approximately 143 miles over very hilly terrain so expect to be in the saddle for about 7 - 8 hrs per day – the fitter you are the more you will enjoy this challenge. Cycling training tips can be found on the Global Adventure Challenges website to put you in the right direction. Our policy is to encourage and support as many people as possible to take part in our challenges. But they may not be suitable for all people due to restriction posed by limitation in mobility, physical
or cognitive disability, pregnancy or other various medical conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for
your challenge please contact our office to speak to one of the team.

We will supply you with a kit list of what to take once you register to take part. Each participant will need to bring their own
bicycle for this challenge. Other items of kit will be required such as cycling shorts, cycling helmet and cycling gloves - other
than this you do not need any specialist kit.

All luggage will be transported between accommodations by our support vehicles. You will need a small saddle bag/bum bag/hydration bladder while cycling, to carry items such as sunscreen, tissues, personal First Aid kit etc.

Yes. Minimum sponsorships are set to ensure that your challenge does not cost the charity any money and enables us to fund our vital work. We will be on hand to help with fundraising ideas and tips. If you have any concerns about reaching the minimum amount set, feel free to call Emma or Helen on 01275 370073.


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