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Cycle Hire


We have 75 cycles for hire a mix of male & female hybrid or mountain bike both ok for the normal c2c route but only mountain bike for off route, e.g. Old Coach Road or Whinlatter forest see map below. We have a few smaller mountain bikes 24” wheels for children.

Our choice of cycles are Merida Crossway 24 speed Male 23” 20” 18” female 18” 16” or Barracuda Oregon male or female hybrids, 21 speed easy fire gear shifters, adjustable extra high handlebar stem raiser for comfortable ride position, male 21" or 19" female 19” or 17” alloy featherlite touring frame with front suspension. Mountain bikes are Merida Crossway Smaller 24” alloy frame boys and girls bikes also available.


Cycles come with rear pannier rack and bags, mudguards, stand, speed computer, bottle holder, lock, tool kit, puncture outfit, pump, spare tube & helmet. All accessories supplied free. If you do not require any items listed let us know.

You should bring your own Sunglasses, Clothing & Gloves, your own helmet may be more comfortable, using your own pre packed pannier bags may help but we can supply bags free of charge if required. Always use a bin bag to line the inside of your pannier bags this will ensure dry clothing incase it rains, bring wet wipes & tissue paper for emergencies.

Recommended Insurance UK only:-

It is advisable to take out insurance cover for your cycle trip Travel insurance will not cover cycle hire & trekking in

remote areas, we recommend this insurance link

VentureGuard Essential MTB Travel Insurance

  1. Select Mountain Biking (Group 2)
  2. What level of benefits would you like? Check for (Bronze Silver or gold cover)
  3. Where will you be travelling? Travel within country of residence (Zone 0)
  4. Now just complete your own details

· International customers should check that they are covered for cycle hire & trekking in remote areas.

Quick Guide To C2C Cycle Hire (you must read the whole document)

Cycling and general maintenance experience is necessary. You must be reasonably fit. Training on flat terrain you should easily achieve 70 miles, hilly terrain 55 miles.

The Total Weight limit for our cycles must not exceed 16.5 stone = (231 lbs) or 105 kg.

On Route Cycle Repairs


Contact Haven Cycles tell us your problem & location, cost dependant on the nature of the repair and location.

We can supply most parts and carry out your repair if required, If not repairable we can hire you a bike for your remaining journey.

On Route Emergency Recovery


Whatever your problem we can organise your recovery, taking you on to the finish, returning you to the start or relocating you to any point on the c2c. When hiring bikes you will be required to carry out general maintenance & repairs recovery costs dependant on your location.

Essential Guides

Sustrans C2C, Hadrian’s Cycleway, Reivers, or Lake District cycle routes waterproof maps for sale £7.50 + 50p p&p

The best book for the c2c being light and compact is THE ULTIMATE C2C GUIDE this includes Sightseeing, Accommodation, & Cycle Shop information, also detailed street maps of the c2c route through Newcastle & Sunderland £10.00 + 50p p&p

Coast to Coast c2c maps & books Haven Cycles Whinlatter Forest Haven Cycles CYCLE Info & Pic's

—–––––––-Whinlatter Forest Trail not suitable for cycles with road tyres (Mountain bike only)

—–––––––-Follow the road to Braithwaite