"I loved every minute of this amazing event" - 2012
"What can I say....EPIC" - 2013
"It is so much more than a bike ride, I'm very proud to have been part of it"
"Congratulations on a wonderfully organised adventure" - 2011
"Thank you for making it a weekend I will never forget " - 2011
"Purple Mountain bring great people and great causes together - Bravo"
The Coast to Coast is an iconic ride traversing the country from West to East. One of the most popular, rewarding and scenic cycle routes in the UK, covering 150 miles in 3 exhilarating days. Our route takes you on and off road through some of Northern England's most spectacular countryside, and you'll experience it all from the comfort of your bike saddle.
The ride is fully supported and guided by Purple Mountain. They will take you on a journey of discovery (you'll discover bits of you, you never knew existed) over 3 days, over the Pennines and over the North York Moors. You'll even get the chance to ride part of Le Tour de France as we use some of the very same tarmac that will be ridden by Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish and their cycling friends when The Grand Depart comes to Yorkshire in 2014. Make Le Coast to Coast 2014 your own Tour de Force !
Through the challenge you'll come together as a team, cycle hard across varied terrain, encourage and support each other and make new friends for life as you strive together to conquer the Coast to Coast.
By choosing to take on this challenge you will be helping Marie Curie provide care and support for terminally ill people and their families in their own homes. For this very important reason we ask every participant to raise as much in sponsorship as they can. The target set for the Coast to Coast 2014 is £25,000.
To make it easier for every one to give we have a Just Giving Team site, where all donations and sponsorship can be collected together. Of course you'll be able to keep a personal tally as well.
To register for the event click on Register Now button above, you will need to pay £60 online to confirm your place.
You will aslo need to decide on which accommodation package you would like, have a look at the accommodation section above to help you decide.
Register Now and start your Coast to Coast journey
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is included in the event ?
The following are included in the event/ride package
Accommodation 2 nights Hostel or B+B in Hawes + Osmotherley
(you choose see accommodation section on form)
Final night in the spectacular Crown Spa, Scarborough
Accommodation is not provided on Thursday night but we do have a list of
places to recommed in Grange and the surrounding area
Food All meals from lunch on Friday to breakfast Monday
Full Ride Support Purple Mountain Guides and Catering Crew
Luggage transfer and delivery to accommodation
Secure Parking In Grange Over Sands if required
Finish Line Celebration Dinner & Party with live band
(see tab above for more info)
Mountain Bike Hire (see registration form)
Transport to the start in Grange over Sands from the East on Thursday night
Coach back to the start on Monday morning for anyone parked in Grange
Finish Line Celebration Dinner & Party Guest Tickets
(As a rider your place is already booked and paid for)
Additional rooms for family and guests at the Crown Spa, special rates
Event Merchandise - T shirts, Technical riding shirts, gillets, hoodies,
framed photos and DVDs
Who can take part ?
How fit do I have to be ?
This challenge is moderate to tough and designed to suit people who have done some training to get fit for the ride. Even if you're not fit now there's plenty of time to train and get fit. Purple Mountain will be running a series of Training Rides starting in November, come and join one. For info about the next training ride check out our website http://www.purplemountain.co.uk/mariecuriecoast2coast/
A Purple Mountain Guide will always be at the end of an email to give you training tips and plans.
The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the challenge.
Will I need specialist kit ?
Once you've registered we'll send you a recommended packing list and we'll have some special offers for all riders to purchase some great technical riding gear (at least you'll look the part)
You must wear a cycle helmet at all times whilst riding
We recommend a mountain bike for the event, if you don't have one hire is available (See section on Registration Form) and we have some very special offers available from Purple Mountain if you would like to purchase a new bike. See our website for more info www.purplemountain.co.uk
Why and how does the whole thing happen ?
Marie Curie Cancer Care is the chosen charity of Purple Mountain. We have run a Coast to Coast event for Marie Curie for the past 5 years. We know that many people are put off taking part by the large sums that participants in such events are asked to raise. We have chosen to approach it in a different way, by asking riders to pay for their accommodation and food costs. We then just ask people to raise as much as they are able. This removes a big hurdle and hopefully will encourage a lot more people to take part. There is no minimum sponsorship amount but we are sure everyone will work really hard to raise a great sum for Marie Curie.
You will only pay the registration fee of £60 when completing registration online
To pay for and confirm your accommodation package please contact :
Vicky on 07966 571080
Please note the accommodation costs are in addition to registration fee
Total cost are
Hostel Option = £325 (Reg £60 + £265)
B+B Option = £405 (Reg £60 + £345)
Accommodation packages must be paid for in full by 10th May - 6 weeks prior to the event
Sign ups after this date must be paid in full at the time of registration
If you wish to book extra places for guests at the Crown Spa Hotel and the Finish Line Party please let us know