2021 Coast to coast cycling challenge

2021 Coast to coast cycling challenge

Thursday 30 September 2021

About this event

Dates: Thursday 30 September – Sunday 3 October

Registration fee: £100

Fundraising Target: £900pp (not including Gift Aid)


Our annual bike ride is returning for Autumn 2021, with a UK-based twist

Although we’ve had to postpone our plans for an overseas bike ride, we’ve worked with our fantastic trip providers to come up with a ride offering just as much fun, thrills…and a few hills.

As with all of our trips, the ride is FULLY ACCESSIBLE, and is a great chance for hand cyclists and cyclists of all ages and experience levels to get involved, take on a challenge, and help to raise vital funds and awareness to support our work.

Our Route: Coast to Coast (Southport to North Tyneside)

The route of choice for this year’s challenge will see a team of SIA cyclists and hand cyclists taking on a cross country coast to coast, starting in Southport in the Northwest, and ending in North Shields in the Northeast. This is a distance of around 220 miles, over the course of three days cycling.

Sticking to quiet, but well-maintained roads, we’ll travel through some of the UK’s most stunning settings – passing through the Yorkshire Dales and skirting the Pennines, on our way from Southport to Whitley Bay.

Most importantly, we’ve done our upmost (as always) to make this trip as accessible as possible, and although challenging, the route has been specifically picked to be as hand cycle friendly as possible. All hotels, lunch stops and rest stops have also been picked with accessibility in mind – to make sure that all participants can have a comfortable and hassle-free experience throughout.


What’s included

As with all of our previous cycling challenges, we’ll make sure you’re well looked after throughout, and, that the trip can cater for everyone’s needs.

Accessible hotels have been sourced for the duration of the challenge, and rooms will be allocated on a twin, sharing basis. (Single rooms can be requested for a supplementary charge, based on availability).

All Meals from Lunch on Day 1 (Thursday), through to breakfast on day 4 (Sunday), including breakfasts, fully catered lunches, snacks and drinks at rest stops, and evening meals. The events team will be preparing all food and drink themselves to the highest of quality, and any individual dietary requirements can be met. *

*Alcoholic drinks are not included in the cost of the trip, but will be available.

Chapeau Events (our event providers) are fully aware of our requirements for this trip, and will be offering a fully supported ride from an expert team, including first aid trained trip leaders, outriders, accessible support vehicles, and fully trained mechanics throughout.

They can also offer a free bike courier service (both to, and from the finish point) with pick up and drop off points to be arranged closer to the trip date.

Our fundraising team will be on hand throughout the challenge to provide the very best advice and support including a bespoke fundraising plan, useful tips to get you past your targets, and much more – to make your whole experience as straight forward and as fun as possible!

Each rider will also get a limited-edition cycling Jersey, shower proof jacket and SIA T-Shirt, to make sure you are equipped to let everyone know exactly who we are, and who we are riding for!

So what are you waiting for!