October 2009
What?
On Saturday 10th October myself and my mate Mat are headed north on the train to start a bike ride that took us from the Irish Sea at Whitehaven, across the Lake District and the Pennines to the North Sea at Sunderland. It was supposed to be a distance of about 140 miles but we managed to add to that by repeatedly getting lost.

Where?
You can take a gander at the route here http://www.sustrans.org.uk/assets/files/route%20overviews/C2C.pdf
I also wrote a big, long, diary-like post about the whole trip which you can read HERE.

Why?
Hopefully along the way I’ll be able to raise a few £s for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. If you feel so inclined you can donate via my justgiving page:www.justgiving.com/ashley-mann

Here are some photos:

The start at Whitehaven, not quite sure what the poses are all about…
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The sunny Lake District
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The top of Hartside, after getting lost and cold and hungry and tired
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Mat had to resort to making his own gloves from gaffa tape
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For some reason this was at the top of Crawleyside Bank
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Mark and I, finishing at Sunderland (riding on sand is weird)
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One Response to “Coast-to-coast bike ride 2009”

  1. Cameron said

    Awesome blogging sir!

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