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—–––––––-Whinlatter Forest Trail not suitable for cycles with road tyres (Mountain bike only)

—–––––––-Follow the road to Braithwaite

Rear pannier rack and bags



Speed & distance computer

Bottle holder


Tool kit puncture outfit, pump, spare tube


You should bring your own:-


Clothing & gloves (can be cold in April & October)

Your own helmet may be more comfortable

Using your own pre packed pannier bags will save time packing & unpacking ours

Use a bin bag to line the inside of your pannier bags this will ensure dry clothing

Bring wet wipes & tissue paper for emergencies

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Cycle Hire


We have 75 cycles for hire a mix of male & female hybrid bikes both ok for the normal c2c route but only mountain bike for off route, e.g. Old Coach Road or Whinlatter forest see map below. We have a few smaller mountain bikes 24” wheels for children.

Our choice of cycles

Barracuda Oregon 21 speed 14 to 34 tooth cassette for easy hill climbing

Male 21”(54cm) 18”(46cm) female 18”(46cm) 16”(42cm)

Adjustable extra high handlebar stem raiser for comfortable ride position

Merida Crossway 24 speed 11 to 34 tooth cassette for easy hill climbing

Male 22”(56cm) 20.5”(52cm) 18”(46cm) female 18”(46cm) 16”(42cm)  

Adjustable extra high handlebar stem raiser for comfortable ride position

Merida Ebikes male or female 11 to 36 tooth cassette for easy hill climbing

Small and medium sizes only

Rated at 94 mile range on eco mode with a huge 500wh battery capacity

Cycle Sizing

Due to people having different leg measurement’s the Height of a person does not work, the most accurate way is to check the frame size of your own bike, some bikes already have the size displayed on the seat tube in centimetres or inches if not, measure the tube as displayed in the image

Accessories List

All cycles supplied with:-

All accessories supplied free. If you do not require any items listed they can be removed.

Recommended Insurance UK only:-

It is advisable to take out insurance cover for your cycle trip Travel insurance will not cover cycle hire & trekking in

remote areas, we recommend this insurance link

VentureGuard Essential MTB Travel Insurance

  1. Select:- Cycle Touring (not competition)
  2. What level of benefits would you like? Check for (Bronze Silver or gold cover)
  3. Now just complete your own details

· International customers should check that they are covered for cycle hire & trekking in remote areas.

Quick Guide To C2C Cycle Hire (you must read the whole document)

Cycling maintenance experience is necessary, we charge for callouts.

For a 3 day journey you must be reasonably fit. Training on flat terrain in one day you should achieve 80 miles easily, hilly terrain 60 miles. You will be climbing 10,000 feet over the full 145 mile route, steepest gradient is 26%

The Total Weight limit for our cycles must not exceed 16.5 stone = (231 lbs) or 105 kg.

On Route Cycle Repairs


Contact Haven Cycles tell us your problem & location, cost dependant on the nature of the repair and location.

We can supply most parts and carry out your repair if required, If not repairable we can hire you a bike and deliver it to you for your remaining journey.

On Route Emergency Recovery


Whatever your problem we can organise your recovery, taking you on to the finish, returning you to the start or relocating you to any point on the c2c. recovery costs dependant on your location.

Essential Guides

Sustrans C2C, Hadrian’s Cycleway, Reivers, or Lake District cycle routes waterproof maps for sale £8.50 + £1.00 p&p

The best book for the c2c being light and compact is THE ULTIMATE C2C GUIDE this includes Sightseeing, Accommodation, & Cycle Shop information, also detailed street maps of the c2c route through Newcastle & Sunderland £10.00 + £1.50 p&p