The mother of all epic rides.

Having got my new ‘lighter’ bike for xmas, my dad saw that the time was fit to encourage an attempt on the legendary coast-2-coast ride that he had completed a good 10 years or so ago. Its a gruelling 223 mile, five and a half day off road ride. Spanning the width of Northern England from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay. If that doesn’t mean anything to you, to put it in simple terms it means riding right through the Lake District and over its numerous peaks. Across the Dales and then the North Yorkshire Moors, well I think that’s it any way.

I have spoken to Jonny and Irwin and mentioned the idea to Joe and Osian and I propose a Monkeyspoon/DHP attempt. My dad has already agreed to act as the support vehicle so we wouldn’t have to carry tents or anything other than food and water and a basic repair kit.

As far as timing goes, our exams all finish around june 20th, (Jonny finishes earlier and would have to miss school). So possible weeks are the 23-29 June, 30(June)-6 July, 7-14 July so as to have completed it before Jonny leaves for the Ardeche.

I also feel it would be a good idea to use it as a way to raise some money for a worthwhile cause. I am however lacking any idea of which worthwhile cause and any proposals would be much appreciated!

There is a little more information route wise here.

Cheers Nicky

P.S. I’ve ordered that book!


  1. nicky said,

    Wrote on January 14, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

    If you fancy the challage drop a comment.

  2. King_Jeff said,

    Wrote on January 14, 2008 @ 6:14 pm

    Mountain Rescue might be worth giving something to.
    Also Aqua Box are a very good cause.

  3. nicky said,

    Wrote on January 14, 2008 @ 6:24 pm

    both good ideas paticually like the mountian rescue one has local relevence

  4. James Irwin said,

    Wrote on January 15, 2008 @ 12:08 am

    I like the idea of Mountain Rescure, would be good to rase some money for a local cause.

  5. Pete said,

    Wrote on January 15, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

    Sounds like a plan indeed. I would be well up for that. The week of the 23rd to 29th would be ideal time for me as its the only time i could make it. lol. But that would be the mother of all epic rides!

  6. nicky said,

    Wrote on January 17, 2008 @ 6:27 pm

    right, i am on holiday from 26th june to 3rd july, so possibale dates are 19th-25th june
    4th-9th july
    7th-14th july

    tell me what u think??

  7. Jonny 1 brow said,

    Wrote on January 19, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

    I reckon either of the two times in july. wud it take us 5 says to do?

  8. Jonny 1 brow said,

    Wrote on January 19, 2008 @ 5:48 pm

    i think the latter of the 2 wuds b best actually

  9. nicky said,

    Wrote on January 19, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

    6 days

  10. Jonny 1 brow said,

    Wrote on January 19, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

    kk wel i recks the last week then

  11. Tim said,

    Wrote on January 22, 2008 @ 6:48 pm

    This is Pete on tims account, i cant do july, but i suppose u gotta go with majority, june is best for me, or later july after the 12th