Books by Tim Woodcock (Author of The Coast To Coast Mountain Bike Route Pack)
Wainwright's Coast to Coast - A mountain biking epic
Three UK mountain bike coast to coast routes
The off road coast to coast from St. Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yokshire was the first truly long distance touring ride that we had done. To be precise it was the second, as Karen and I had completed the Coast to Coast on our own in , but we hadn't properly documented it. After months of pestering by our good friends Phil and Krystyna, we consented to do the Coast to Coast again, only this time we made the ride on our brand new Giant xtc full suspension bikes nearest current equivalent being the Anthem xo and rather than carry back packs we purchased the Topeak MTX EXP Trunk Bag - Black. Three other friends joined us.
Fancy tackling your own mountain bike coast to coast epic? With the UK being an island there are a number of options to choose from. In the UK there are a few well-worn favourites to choose from. You can attempt these self-supported or, seeing as it can be hard enough just doing the pedalling let along all the logistics and navigation, you can pay one of the many guiding companies to take care of all the navigation and logistics. Inspired by our Coast To Coast feature in the August issue of mbr? St Bees is the official start point, but you can also start from Ravenglass.
Sea to Sea (C2C)
Follow Trailbrakes Cycling Holidays on Facebook. If Alfred Wainwright had travelled across the UK coast to coast by mountain bike this is definitely the route he would have chosen! Our version of Wainwright's coast to coast route is one of our most adventurous C2C mountain biking holidays, following some of the route taken by the interpid writer and hill-walker. We can accommodate groups of any size. If you have a group of 3 people or more than 8 people please contact us for the best price. Guided mountain biking trips are also available on any dates.
Up at the thorax of England, Irish and North Seas are only 80 miles apart. A coast-to-coast jaunt packs scenery, adventure and sheer fun into one long weekend — and can be as easy or challenging as you like. Each takes three to four days. The last third, as reward, is all off-road mostly rail-trail and gently downhill with, usually, a big fat tailwind. Sturdy tourers, hybrids, or touring-friendly MTBs cope easily.