Hadrian’s Cycleway and Coast 2 Coast

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Welsh writer and poet Dave Lewis has just completed a week-long cycle across the north of England. He covered 275 miles, completed two iconic cycling trails: Hadrian’s Cycleway and the Sea to Sea / Coast to Coast (C2C) and has just published a book of his adventures.

In the past Dave has cycled the famous Land’s End to John o’ Groats challenge (back in 2005) and also created a circuit of Wales, after which he set up ‘Wales Trails’ in 2016.

‘Dave’s third cycling adventure is another little gem for fans of amateur cycling memoirs. Following on from the success of his LEJOG and Wales Trails books his latest outing charts a week in the north of England where he tackles two iconic cycle routes: Hadrian’s Cycleway and the Sea to Sea (C2C)

‘In true Buddhist fashion Dave cycles clockwise across Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and Durham. Taking in ancient Roman sites, great modern cities and the beauty of the Pennines and Lake District. Once again he makes his journey come alive with his witty comments, weird references and superb photographs.

‘If you’re thinking of doing a similar ride then this account will act not just as a guide but also highlight the pitfalls of a lack of planning, reliance on technology and disregard for the power of the British weather.

A very funny book.’ – Derek Goode

So if you fancy a challenge then why not dust off that old bike, oil your chain and follow in Dave’s footsteps and discover some of the best landscapes anywhere in the UK.

If you want to find out more why not visit Dave’s website or pick up a copy of his book. More than just a guide, but a funny and thought-provoking account of what can be achieved in just one week while travelling around the country.

‘Hadrian’s Cycleway & Coast 2 Coast’ is available from all good bookstores, from Amazon and Dave’s own website as a paperback and e-book.



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