It’s now a couple of weeks since we finished the C2C route from Workington to Tynemouth. It was a great week and although it was a lot of hard work it was great fun. Since then I’ve found myself sitting at work wishing that I … Continue reading C2C: For the record
After cycling together across the country we decided to take things even further and yesterday we hired a tandem from Cycle Hub. Neither of us had ever ridden a tandem before so it was a bit of an adventure! Our ride started with an explanation … Continue reading It takes two baby
As a postscript to our stay in Nenthead, we’ve learned that the community has won a lottery grant to fix up the chapel in the centre of the village and make it into a citizen-owned enterprise, that will include a cafe and allow the cycle … Continue reading Nenthead update
We are writing this from a lovely restaurant in Tynmouth (Barca Art Bar and restaurant). We completed our C2C journey in the middle of the afternoon, dragging our bicycles across the soft sand of Long Sands for the traditional wheel dipping in the North Sea. … Continue reading We made it!
The scenery today really changed over the course of the day. We spent much of the day cycling through moorland with the rabbits, sheep and birds in shades of brown. As the day closed we were on a reclaimed railway line that made great cycling … Continue reading Lapwings and a viaduct
What a tough day. We’ve struggled with ferocious headwind, blazing sunshine, freezing cold and a landscape that never seemed to stop going up! I have to admit I’ve struggled. I’ve cried a couple of times and seriously considered quitting at least once or twice over … Continue reading Hills, hills and Hartside!
This morning, The landlord at Twa Dogs sent us off with a cheery “You’ll have a nice cooling breeze today,” otherwise known to cyclists as a strong headwind. What with bridges on the nice flat former rail line washed out in the floods, we had … Continue reading Hills, headwind and Tarzan