Your Trips

50th birthday challenge

April 4th, 2013 by

Well, we successfully completed the C2C. I wanted a challenge for my 50th and boy, did I get one! We organised it ourselves using this fantastic site. I cannot recommend it enough. Everything is there to plan your own adventure. The route is very well sign-posted throughout the journey. We did it over 5 days Whitehaven to Keswick (Honister House); Keswick to Penrith (Caledonia House) – big mistake 38 miles!! and the hills that hit you in the face! Penrith to Allenheads (Newhouses); Allenheads to Consett (Bee Farm Cottage); and finally, Consett to Tynemouth. All the accommodation was okay apart from Bee Cottage, which we thought was very over-priced for what you get.

The weather was very British. We had it all, sunshine to rain (and we mean rain). As a cycling novice, we are both really proud of our achievement. Already looking at doing another route next year. Any suggestions!? Go on, give it ago you will not regret it.

Tony & Helen

NOTE FROM the editor: You did 38 miles cycling from Keswick to Penrith?? Did you go via Carlisle? It’s only 22 miles!! And what hills hit you in the face?