We will meet in the car park at Dobbie's and cycle south to join the C2C route as it crosses the A167 opposite the Wheatsheaf pub and then cycle downhill east towards Sunderland on cycle paths and quiet roads following the C2C route through to Sunderland Quayside. We intend to arrive at the Snow Goose Cafe on the Marina around 11.30.
We will then spend around an hour having coffee, cake and a chat at the Marina before following a different off-road route back, south of the river through Washington and rejoining the C2C just east of Birtley, note that we cycled downhill on the way there!!!! It's around 20 miles of mainly off-road and very quiet side-road cycle with everything from quaint, historic, breathtaking, riverbanks, industrial, seaside, town centre and a little bit of unfortunately neglected...something for everyone.
Please do dress for the weather, expect it to be cold - double gloves, waterproof and warm clothes in layers and thick socks are a must as is a spare inner tube suitable for your bike. Just from our recce though, also bring sunglasses, we may get lucky with the weather....
Helmets are advisable and also help keep your head warm!!
We look forward to cycling along with you.
Jacki and Audrey07795 390871
A great chance to sample a small part of the c2c route into Sunderland, great bridges old and new, heritage buildings and the wonderful River Wear as well.
Off road apart from a short section through the pedestrianised centre of Sunderland.
We are aiming to eat at the Snow Goose café on the marina
Please bring along money for refreshments at the marina/seaside.
We never leave anyone behind