The writing was on the road today.. this way, until you reach the sculpture.
Ride’s End: The Wear, Sunderland (C2C Day 7)
We expected to finish our Coast to Coast ride on Friday night, but after helping out the striking miners at Beamish, then dealing with a puncture, we ended up rolling up at the Premier Inn Sunderland in the dark and it didn’t seem like such a good idea. We didn’t see much of the start in Workington due to freezing fog and didn’t fancy finishing in the cold and dark. So we waited till Sunday morning, when the sun finally showed up in Sunderland, making for a glorious last few miles to find the official finish point.
Ready to finish after a good night’s sleep
Sunderland lives up to its sunny name
It was a beautiful sunny winter’s morning, perfect for a ride along the River Wear
And there was plenty of interest in the last four miles to make a day of it!
It’s sculptures all the way
This being a Sunday in Sunderland,
the Sun had to make an appearance
Along with many interesting sculptures reflecting the areas industrial heritage
Still time to stop and think
There was time for meditation over the weeks achievements
And time to hang out in other ways too
Before finding the C2C route end
After a little asking around we found out
we’d already been hanging out at the C sculpture
that marks the official end of the route.
Time for one last ritual
Which only left one other thing to do
Sea to Sea. Coast to Coast. C2C. Mission Accomplished.
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We did this C2C ride across England, from Workington to Sunderland, as part of our Family Adventure Capital Season. We’re exploring different ways families can adventure together in and around Cumbria, sharing ideas and inspiration to encourage families to get out, get active and adventure together.