- coast to coast in a day. How hard?
I did it a few years back. 140 miles, it took us 14 hours, everyone was reasonably fit and all but one of us got to the end. We had quite a few mechanicals which took a good while to sort out. We also spent too long at the half way point eating a massive meal ( guilty ) . It’s doable but you would need to get the training in and make sure the people you are doing it with have as well. Rained all day with stiff Easterly wind in June. I loved every minute of it.Posted 5 years agomikehopkinsMember
Coast to coast short documentary
Don’t have anything else to add on the subject really, sorry for poor input…
although this guys choice of food might not’ve helped him >_>
quite interesting little video though. 🙂
(only relevance is “coast to coast” bit…)Posted 5 years agostoxMember
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Did that guy cheat? The last bit of riding is the drop into Sandsend, which is still north of Whitby, Robins hood bay is another few miles south of Whitby.
Just watched it and noticed that drop too!!
the end of the ride doesn’t look like sandsend to me though so assumed it was just the way he has edited it timing wise. Not sure it looked like RHB either tho!
I’m with you on the Saltburn idea 🙂Posted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
Lytham St Annes to Scarborough is pretty flat but for a big climb at Bolton Abbey= 135 miles iirc
Dont think you will find and easier route and if some folk are not fit I would not be bothering making them walk up hardknott so early in the day or tiring their legs – hardly confidence inspiring for them or motivational.
it will be hard anyway you dont need a challenge within your challenge IMHOPosted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
No it is nowt like that – its easy to navigate for one 😉
You also avoid the shitholes of liverpool , Manchester and Hull 😀
Its not brutal but it is a test
if 80-100 road miles holds no fear for you I think you will do it just because of how flat it is , especially at the end which helpsPosted 5 years agomartymacSubscriber
it depends how fit you (all) are really.Posted 5 years ago
if there are a few of you taking turns on the front to share the work that will help.
ive never done any more than 100miles in a day, although i was always light to moderately loaded at the time.
biggest issues i found were making sure i was fuelled up, bonking with 40 miles to go is not a pleasant experience i can tell you!
make sure your bike is tip top, a mechanical on a day like that is a total pita.
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