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Cycle the C2C

Listed under Cycling in Lake District, United Kingdom.

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This needs to be included as one of the most popular cycling trips in the UK: the website says they have between 12,000 and 15,000 cyclists on it each year. So it’s busy and very organised and well maintained which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your take on it. The well marked route starts at Whitehaven on Cumbria’s west coast to the north east coast at Sunderland on the North Sea, passing through some of the best scenery you’ll find in the UK including the Lake District, Penrith and the Eden Valley. Tradition, albeit tradition only begun in 1994 when the pathways linking the roads and back roads was completed, says you should start with your wheel in the Irish Sea and not finish until your front wheel is dipped into the North Sea. Over the 230k journey there are a couple of off road sections and a couple of steep inclines but this is definitely a “fun for the whole family” kind of experience.

Written by  Jake Marsden.

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Cycling in the Lake district of United Kingdom is found very busy and organized way.

Many people come here for biking in every year and almost 12000 to 15000. It's really amazing.

There are many road of cycling. We find this article is helpful for the rider who likes to rides in Lake district.

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