The dramatic two day ride stretches a challenging 200km, with beautiful scenery aplenty.
Departing from Whitehaven, the route snakes through the Lake District, North Pennines, and the ancient fringes of Hadrian’s Wall, before reaching the North Sea at Whitley Bay.
The event is set to take place between 12 – 14th May with cycling on the 13th and 14th
All money raised will be for the Natalie Kate Moss Trust.
The Trust will offer support from sign up to completion, help with fundraising, training and all aspects of the challenge.
They currently have 20 places up for grabs, with participants expected to raise around £1,000 for the charity.
The Natalie Kate Moss Trust was set up in 2012 by the Moss family after the sudden death of Natalie at the age of 26 after a sudden Brain Haemorrhage.
Focusing on turning this tragedy into something positive, the trust hopes to support ground-breaking research into the prevention and treatment of brain haemorrhages to stop more tragedies occurring.
By joining forces with Manchester University the trust supports groundbreaking research into Strokes. The University has a vision to help improve outcome and prevent brain haemorrhages with their work.
Just before Covid the charity made a commitment to raise £300,000 for Manchester University in three years to fund their pioneering research.
They have currently raised an incredible £165,000 but the job isn’t done yet.
The trust has grown exponentially, and the Coast to Coast, along with Manchester Marathon and London Marathon are some of their key fundraising events planned for this year.
Speaking to I Love Manchester Fiona Moss, sister of Natalie and Director of the charity, said: “The stark reality is that little has changed over the last few decades regarding the impact of brain haemorrhage, in contrast to many other conditions, despite it being such a common issue e.g. stats show that 3 million people died worldwide to brain haemorrhages in 2019.
“They can happen to anyone, at any time, completely unexpected and unpredictable.
“If someone does survive, within one month only one out of five patients will survive after intracerebral haemorrhage, with two out of five patients surviving at 5 years, a statistic that has not changed in 40 years.
“In contrast, breast cancer survival has doubled in that same period, with four out of five patients surviving at 10 years.
“We therefore desperately need a breakthrough to improve outcomes after intracerebral haemorrhage and to prevent millions of unexpected and devastating deaths, every year.”
Fiona wanted to encourage people to take part in this amazing challenge, emphasising the huge sense of achievement entrants would feel on completion.
She said: “This will be an achievement you will talk about for years, with memories that will last a lifetime.
“You will be supported by our team from sign up through to completion, helping you with your fundraising, your training and of course the event itself.
“All you have to do is sign up, get training and everything else will be sorted for you!”
Get involved simply by clicking the link here, pay your deposit to secure your space and the team will be in touch.