Group photo of cyclists at fundraising event

 Morecambe - Gargrave - York - Bridlington  1-3 May 2020
  £750 minimum sponsorship   £75 registration fee
  170 miles

Coast to Coast cycle

For 170 miles between Morecambe and Bridlington, this highly popular route passes through historic cities York and Lancaster, and lesser known gems such as Settle, Pateley Bridge and Ripon.

From coast to coast you'll cycle across beautiful, varied landscapes including the Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Wolds, mainly following scenic and quiet roads. It's a challenge, but an extremely rewarding adventure in a close-knit team. All you need is a bike and a sense of adventure!

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Route map

Please note that this could change depending on accommodation in the area.

Day 1 - Morecambe to Gargrave - 62.7 miles - 3648 feet climbing

  • featuring a very warm welcome at Café Autisan, our cafe in beautiful Whalley Abbey, providing enterprise skills to autistic adults

Day 2 - Gargrave to York -57.2 miles - 3122 feet climbing

Day 3 - York to Bridlington – 57 miles - 2141 feet climbing

What's included?

Your entry fee, and a small amount of fundraising, helps to cover the cost of us running this bespoke event. The rest of the money you raise goes towards creating a society that works for autistic people.

You'll receive:

  • guaranteed entry into the event, organised by the National Autistic Society
  • a cycling jersey to wear on the challenge
  • dedicated support from Events Manager, Rachel
  • hotel accommodation for Friday and Saturday - all evening meals and accommodation on a twin share basis
  • water, refreshments and snack stops
  • experienced guides and mechanics as well as vehicles for back up
  • medical support
  • luggage transfers
  • celebratory meal
  • medal and certificate on your completion of the cycle
  • transport back to Morecambe from Bridlington at the end of the cycle.

Other things to budget for

Some expenses are not included in your challenge costs:

  • gratuities and personal spending money (including alcoholic drinks)
  • bike and bicycle insurance
  • dinner and accommodation on the final day
  • cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles.

Why join Team Autism?

If that’s not enough to persuade you to join our team, head over to this page to watch a video about what it’s like to be a part of Team Autism.

For more information or any questions you may have, download our FAQs page or email or call our Supporter Care Team on 0808 800 1050.

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