20 April 2004
140 miles from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. This was my fist long distance cycle ride, which I did on a bike I bought to get too and from work during the petrol crisis, it was a cheap Halfords Apollo mountain bike and is really heavy, but also very sturdy.
The route itself is stunning, you ride through some of the most beautiful scenery England has to offer, it’s challenging and in some places downright hard work.
Day 1 – Whitehaven to Keswick
Day 2 – Keswick Sightseeing
Day 3 – Keswick to Langwathby
Day 4 – Langwathby to Allenheads
Day 5 – Allenheads to Tynemouth