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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:38 pm 
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Well as it says?

My manager at work is doing it for charity and has asked me to tag along, has anyone done it?

Record seems to be a little short of 10 hours in a single day, 110 miles.

We're probably going to do it over 2 days, seeing as the first day is a constant climb up to Alston!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:50 am 
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Some friends and I did Robin Hood's Bay to St Bees off-road a few years ago. We took seven days and stopped in EVERY pub we passed. Waking up to a new day camped halfway up Helvelyn was one of the best feelings of my life. Beautiful.

Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:55 am 
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Ooooh be careful up Alston way- tis the place where my little red Alfa goes to slaughter the superbikes that roam the moor. :twisted:

Couple of my mates did it last year- took two days but they like plenty of beer. Give me a shout, I'll tag along on the last section if you like.

Si


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:57 am 
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Done it!

The C2C Sustrans route that is, including all the off road sections (148 miles), our website has a 'diary': http://www.gravityengine.co.uk/coast2coast/

Did it in a leisurely 5 days, as it was a weeks holiday as well!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:01 am 
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thecannibal wrote:
Some friends and I did Robin Hood's Bay to St Bees off-road a few years ago. We took seven days and stopped in EVERY pub we passed. Waking up to a new day camped halfway up Helvelyn was one of the best feelings of my life. Beautiful.

Enjoy!


Now you're talking- thats the true coast to coast route- Wainrights route I believe? great route indeed which I did in very early '90s on my Saracen. Similar thing, we broke it up into 4 weekends due to work and made the most of the pubs en-route. I lost a very very expensive Minolta SLR camera on that route-still makes me sick thinkng about it!

Si


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:24 am 
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A group of seven of us did the C2C in mid-winter 2004 dressed as old ladies. Not that I like to mention my charidee work...
There's a write up with pictures on our website here:
http://www.gogrannygo.co.uk/gogrannygo/ ... 2c/c2c.htm

We even got a five page article in Singletrack magazine.
Cracking ride though, do-able on a fully rigid singlespeed with cantis.
I'd also recommend using the Sustrans map.


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