Coast to Coast in a Day
Sat 22 Jun 2024 Seascale, Cumbria, UK

Coast to Coast in a Day

A stunning bike ride across Britain. This iconic 150-mile route will take you through 3 of England’s finest National Parks in a day - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors!

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  • Sat 22 Jun 2024
Seascale Sports Hall, Seascale > Whitby Rugby Club, Whitby

Coast to Coast in a Day



Age 18 & over

  • 150 miles road cycling + 4500 m ascent


An iconic route cycled by hundreds of people every year, usually over 3-5 days. But how about doing it in just one day?

This is a truly stunning 150-miles with a mighty 4,500m of ascent, all on road, from the mountainous Western Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the flat Vale of York and finally the Northern Valleys of the North York Moors, finishing by the sea in Whitby.

route checkpoints

What better way to tick off this iconic cycle than by doing it in one day?


  • Famous UK cycling challenge
  • 150 miles and 4,500m of ascent in one day
  • From the west coast to the east
  • Ride through three National Parks
  • Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors
  • Summer solstice weekend
  • Make the most of the long days
  • Top reviews and great reputation
  • Early bird and group discounts

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers


  • 17:00 | Camping field opens to those who have booked
  • 17:00-23:00 | Registration open
  • Friday evening | Food hub available
  • Friday evening | Park and Ride system available


  • 05:00-06:45 | Registration open
  • Saturday morning | Food hub available
  • 05:00-07:00 | Start between these times (choose your own start time)
  • 13:00-15:00 | Fastest rider will finish
  • 23:00 | Hopefully all riders will finish within 18 hours

Bike type


  • Road bike with drop handlebars
  • Road tandems with 700c wheels

Not allowed

  • 26″ or small wheel (mountain bikes)
  • Bikes fitted with tri-bars
  • Electric bikes
  • Single speed bikes
  • Hybrid bikes

Kit list

A mandatory kit list will be provided.

  • Bag storage
  • Bag transfer
  • Camping
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Seascale Sports Hall
CA20 1PX

Registration is at Seascale Sports Hall.


Parking at the Sports Hall is limited and only for event vehicles and those booked for camping. Please use the parking at South Parade on the foreshore.

A park and ride system is available from Penrith Rugby Club, Winters Park, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8RG on Friday evening. Parking also available at Seascale and Whitby Leisure Centre.


Camping - Friday

Book by 15th May:

  • Camping will be at the Cricket Club (next to the Sports Hall)
  • Camping is tents only
  • The cost is £12 per person (not £12 per tent)
  • Riders who are camping can store bikes overnight in the pavilion
  • Camping will be available from 5pm
  • You must register for the ride before booking the camping as you will need your rider number

Other campsites

Campervans/mobile homes more than 5m in length are encouraged to book onto a nearby campsite. These are all between 7 and 20 minutes drive:

  • Shepherds View at Drigg
  • Ravenglass Camping and Caravan Site
  • The Old Post Office Campsite at Santon Bridge
  • Seacote Park at St Bees

Camping - Saturday

  • Whitby Rugby Club, White Leys Road, Whitby, YO21 3PB
  • Camping is tents only
  • The cost is £12 per person (not £12 per tent)
  • There is limited space for VW T4/T5 campervans which must be pre booked

  • Check points
  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • No headphones
  • Point to point
  • Return transport
  • Rolling start
  • Toilets
  • Water stations
  • Way markers
route checkpoints

The usual route includes using the Windermere Ferry however an alternative route is available should it not be operating.

country map
3 National Parks: Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.
elevation profile
4,500 metres of ascent.

Leg distances (miles)

  • Seascale 0
  • Ferry 29
  • Kendal 10
  • Hardraw 25
  • Tunstall 24
  • Ingleby 33
  • Whitby 28


Book by 1st May:

  • Penrith Park and Transfer
  • £25 from Penrith to Seascale, Friday night
  • £35 Whitby to Penrith, Sunday morning

Cut off

A cut off at the Tunstall feed station will apply. It is very generous and would have only affected one or two riders over the past few years. You need to have left Tunstall feed station by 17:00.

You will not be able to leave the Ingleby Greenhow feed station after 18:00 unless you have both front and back lights on your own bike.

Feed stations

Sweet and savoury snacks available and access to water to re-fill water bottles. Variety of food available at each of the four feed stations and these will include fresh baguettes, selection of cakes, soup and fruit.

  • Chip timing
  • Map
  • Medal


  • Fully signed route
  • 4 feed stations along the route
  • GPX route files
  • Electronic timing
  • Medical cover throughout the ride
  • Showers at Whitby Leisure Centre and Whitby Rugby Club
  • Personal kit bag transfer from Seascale to Whitby Leisure Centre
  • Windermere Ferry Crossing
  • Bespoke medal

Not Included

  • Camping - £12 per person
  • Food and drinks from the Food Hub (bring cash)
  • Transfers
  • Cardboard bike boxes - £22 each

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
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Club/group discount

15% off for groups or clubs of 8 or more.

Entry fees

Early bird entry fee


Valid to 31/12/2023

Entry fee


Valid from 01/01/2024

Entry fee


Valid from 01/04/2024

There are sportives and there are sportives but this is by far the best I've ever done. Really well organised with loads of friendly staff offering welcome encouragement. Riding the coast to coast should be on every cyclists bucket list. Done it twice now and seriously thinking of doing it for a third time! David T

This was a great day out riding across the country from west to east Loved it. Well organised and marked route too. Gavin G

A well organised event that I really enjoyed last year which is why I’ve signed up to do it all again in 2024. Nigel I

I’ve done a lot of events over the years, half marathons, 70.3 triathlons and sportives. This was probably the most supportive experience that I have had in any of these events. If this is on your bucket list you couldn’t want for a better organisation to complete it with. If Carlsberg created sportives… Ruth H

Great team, full support at all times which made a huge difference to the day 😊👍 Colin M

Very enjoyable as a first long ride event. Great event to take part in. Andy J

Probably the best cycling event I’ve ever done. A wonderful route, great feed stations. Friendly atmosphere where you’re riding alone or in a group. An iconic event, and great value for money.. A tough day but one you’ll remember for ever. Tony C

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