Our home-made, sticky toffee
idea: a clean, green tour of our own beautiful
backyard, travelling by bike, spending our money
with local businesses, visiting eco-and conservation
projects, meeting people with a passion for the
planet and learning about sustainable living.
route: starts at our front door, follows
the trail of The Cumbria Cycle Way and takes in
sections of four major Sustrans
routes: the Pennine Way, Sea
to Sea, Hadrian's Wall and Walney
to Wear, ending up where we started some 350km
riding: on average a modest 30km per day.
Experience suggests that's between two and three
hours leisurely riding on heavily laden bikes. And
we'll do this in two or three stages with breaks
in between to eat, drink and be merry.
we've chosen a varied mix of places to stay,
including camp-sites, camping
hostels, caravans, guest houses and small locally
owned inns and hotels. And after 14 nights and 15
days we'll be back in our own beds.
patronising small locally owned stores, cafes,
pubs and restaurants. Visiting places recommended
by the Cumbria
Tea Trail and the Taste
District, we'll be scanning menus to try and
find dishes that use organic local produce or are
locally made. And if we can't go local we'll see
if we can go fairtrade. Let's hope we don't go hungry
as on a bike food is fuel.