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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Two wheels, two days, one very good cause

Have you got what it takes to cycle across the country and raise money for vulnerable children?

Can you handle pedalling 214km from one coast to the other?

Railway Children’s cycling trips are always popular and this year they’ve introduced a brand new event that is filling up fast.

Taking place in September, the charity’s Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge asks participants to clock up 214km over two days, traversing the UK from Whitehaven to Whitley Bay.

You’ll be crossing the Lake District, home to England’s highest mountains and deepest lakes, so those tricky hill climbs will be rewarded with a well-earned lunch before reaching Alston. Here you’ll have a night to rest and recover before hitting the trail again heading towards Northumberland National Park and the ancient ramparts of Hadrian’s Wall.

The route ventures upwards passing Hadrian’s Wall and finally reaching St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay. Railway Children will provide all the support you need on the way as well as food, accommodation, and a lift back to the start if you need one.

All you need to do is raise a minimum amount of sponsorship to support the charity’s work with children around the world – and get training!

Sign up by 14 July to reduce your sponsorship ask by £100

Find out more about it by visiting https://www.railwaychildren.org.uk/events/events/coast-to-coast-cycle/ or contact Railway Children’s events team directly by calling 01270 757596 or emailing [email protected].

Image credit: Railway Children

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