Monday, 27 August 2012

Coast to Coast 5-7th August 2012

Sunday morning, Whitehaven, Cumbria, Irish Sea.

First view of the Lakes
My Planet X Kaffenback.
C2C was pretty well marked between Whithaven and Tynemouth. 

A cup of tea near Blencathra.

"Do you mind if I take a photo?" "Go ahead, we were in the Sunday Times yesterday!"

Lots of bridges and some lovely views on this ride.

We had just about every weather condition over the 3 days.

Approaching Consett in County Durham, disused mine workings. Not a soul in sight - quite eerie.

Just rolling into Consett after a long day's riding. Beautiful sunny evening and the gravel crackling under our tyres like frying bacon.

Another cyclist.

Last day. Consett to Tynemouth Via Newcastle. Flat and mainly easy off road riding.
Another reminder of a bygone industrial age.

Under the Tyne bridge and on to Tynemouth.

The North Sea. At our destination on the east coast.
Train back to Whitehaven where we'd left the car.