Welcome to the new Coast and Castles blog, a great opportunity for you to upload your Coast and Castles stories and memories, complete with pictures. You can also alert the world to forthcoming charity rides you might be doing and get in touch with other CandCers, so it's a great chance to drum up support. The Forum will remain, but we feel a blog will add a little extra as well as being more user-friendly. Remember, eveyone's trip is different - and each and every trip is different. We want to know what you make of Britain's top route.
Mark Porter, Editor
Day 1: Newcastle to South Shields Our four day trip through Northumberland followed part of the Coast and Castles Cycle Route, which runs for nearly 200 miles from Newcastle to Edinburgh. We followed the route as far as Berwick-upon-Tweed before making our way back to Alnmouth to catch the train. The route from Newcastle to … [Read More]
I have just completed the ride in 4 days from Newcastle. The ride out past old Tyneside was interesting but it was great to escape this and explore the villages of Northumberland. I had a great night at The Cottage in Craster. What a lovely little harbour. We ate at the Craster Smokery and had … [Read More]
We had previously cycled, the C2C, Walney to Wear and Hadrian’s Cycleway so this one would be different. We planned to cycle a fairly relaxed mileage – on mountain bikes with panniers – to give time to see things along the route. Time pressure meant we would be rushing if we started in Newcastle and … [Read More]
Monday eighth of October 2012 Up at literally the crack of dawn and a frantic ride down to the station fuelled by porridge. Caught the train to Leeds fine, very crowded. Got the bikes on the Newcastle train okay. Arrived at Newcastle station at 9:30 and then had the most expensive bidon filling session ever… … [Read More]