We asked top blogger Kirstie Pelling from the Family Adventure Project to join us on a cycling break and share with you their route and top tips.
Kirstie took her family on a coast to coast route from Workington to Sunderland.
Climbing Hartside Summit and visiting the café for a hot chocolate at the top.
Along the way, we stop off at Beamish for a whole day and the children love being transported back in time (plus it’s a welcome break from all the cycling!) The next day we carry on, but stop for a while in Durham City and explore the Norman splendour of the iconic Cathedral, towering above the city!
Even though we take our time, the ride is still a challenge with three young children in tow. At the end of each day we all needed some treats; starting with a hot bath and a warm bed. When we were planning the trip we imagined freewheeling through sunny lanes on our half term break. But, of course, this is England and so we are faced with every element known to man. At one point we even find ourselves lost in the fog!