Coasts and Castles Tour (DB), April 2018

Newcastle to Edinburgh

Pete Williams, Brian Carter, Paul Druck, Chris Lumb, Graham Connell all enjoyed the cycle tour from Newcastle to Edinburgh organised by David Billington.

With having to take three trains to Newcastle (one train – 2 bikes), we regrouped after a short 15-mile ride to Whitley Bay, ready for the 60 - mile ride to Seahouses the next day.

The coastal scenery is beautiful, and apart from one track we decided to take, which eventually took us along a seaside track, the route was excellent.

On Sunday we rode 70 miles, passing castles and monuments, seascapes and landscapes. In the afternoon we experienced a very strong 18mph westerly headwind as we headed inland to East Linton.

The last day we rode the short 27 miles to Edinburgh, once again experiencing strong west winds.

We would recommend this tour; the B & Bs were first class, and if anyone would like any information on the route and where to stay please contact David Billington.

Note: the photographs give a flavour of the trip, but are neither identified nor in chronological order. They were taken by Pete Williams and David Billington.