/ Coast to coast

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Theho - on 19 Jun 2013
Planning to do a coast to coast ride from St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay this summer over around 7 days. Planning to do it on a mountain bike carrying bivi kit.
I know there is a road route and I have found some info on Tim Woodcock’s ‘Wheelwright’s C2C' and Dan Cook's version of this but the latter two sound a bit gnarly in places. I was wondering if anyone has done an off-road version but still fairly easy (trails, minor roads and easy single track - definitely no push ups!). My emphasis will be on the endurance side rather than technical side so don't mind going further to find nicer riding. Any thoughts?
Chris the Tall - on 19 Jun 2013
In reply to Theho:

You could consider utilising the route of this race

http://www.ratracecrossing.com/stages.html
Theho - on 20 Jun 2013
In reply to Chris the Tall:

That looks like a great resource! Thanks for that, brill!
Has anyone had any experience of fitting panniers to their mountain bike? I'm planning to take a rucksack too but feel I might need to take some weight off my back. Any ideas?
thomasmcalonan on 22 Jun 2013
In reply to Theho: hi there. I bought these a few months ago and both have coped really well on bumpy land rover tracks and singletrack.

Topeak super tourist dx

Crosso 60ltr roll top panniers.

Tried to insert a link but not allowed. Both easy to find on well known auction sites.

Thomas
sleavesley on 22 Jun 2013
In reply to Theho: alpkit do a stingray that fits in the frame. Their website has useful info on it too https://www.alpkit.com/bikepacking
ads.ukclimbing.com
Orgsm on 22 Jun 2013
In reply to Theho:


Yes, if you pm me, I'll dig out the GPX at some point.

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