Coast to Coast Route

Coast to Coast Route
140 miles of up and down

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Day 2 part 1

Just about ready to go in the morning
The Mill Inn, Mungrisdale
The C2C cafe in Greystoke
Lunch Break in Penrith
Snack break in Langwathby
We got underway about 9.45.  It was a beautiful sunny morning. We took it fairly easy.  The route into Penrith was a bit mixed.  Some of it alongside the A66 which wasn't particularly pleasant but it soon turned off. We stopped at the cycle cafe in Greystoke.  A trust based cafe in a barn.  We met the lady who runs it who was just on her way out.  She explained what was available and then headed out.  We paid for some flapjack and chocolate brownie. After sitting in the sun for a few minutes a large group of roadies turned up.  They were obviously familiar with the place.
After a while we set off for Penrith.  We arrived without incident and found a Greggs and bought a sandwich each.
We set off again, the helmet camera and solar cell charging bag raising comment from passers by.
There was a fair bit of climbing before a superb downhill shortly before Langwathby 30 mph was achieved.  A short section on the rather busy A66 led us across the river and into the village.  We paused for a snack and saw one of the supported groups being fed their lunch.

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