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C2C Whitehaven to Tynemouth

thegodplatothegodplato Posts: 319
edited September 2012 in Tour & expedition
Having tried to follow the route as close as possible ( http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1648001 ) me and my mate aren't too sure about the cycle path the route seems to want to follow from around mile 96 to 118. Can anyone confirm what sort of surface this stretch is? We would be on 23c tyres so don't really want a rough MTB suited dirt track.
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  • It's not too bad. We all did it on normal road bikes without any problem. That was about 3years ago
  • AlanWAlanW Posts: 291
    Having tried to follow the route as close as possible ( http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1648001 ) me and my mate aren't too sure about the cycle path the route seems to want to follow from around mile 96 to 118. Can anyone confirm what sort of surface this stretch is? We would be on 23c tyres so don't really want a rough MTB suited dirt track.

    All depends on what type/design of 23mm tyres really, . I did it last year on 23mm tyres Conti 4 Seasons and its okay, but I did have three punctures in two days!! I would imagine that if you opted for a more race type tyre you have some bother?
    "You only need two tools: WD40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD40. If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape"
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