DASH C2C Start

A group of keen volunteer fund-raisers have completed the most popular British cycling challenge - the Sea to Sea, also known as the C2C.

Two coastlines, 135 miles, 10 cyclists, ONE objective – to raise valuable funds to support the very important work DASH does. Their valuable fund raising will help new residents settle in to their accommodation with start-up cleaning packs, toiletries and basic provisions.

Starting with our rear wheels in the Irish Sea in the town of Whitehaven on August Bank Holiday Saturday, our charity challenge skirted the stunning mountains of the northern Lake District, traversed the beautiful open moors of the Northern Pennines and the industrial heritage landscape of Northumberland and County Durham. The home stretch was alongside the river Wear, ending in Roker in Sunderland. This scenic route included some challenging hills including a long climb up Hartside.C2C Hartside

The C2C cycling team were; John Branthwaite, Colin Moralee, Frank King, Dave Lawrence, Mark Walker, Andy Lee, Heather Witham, Jonathan Curry, Brian Butterworth and Emma Leggott.

Stuart Davidson had planned to be a team member but unfortunately he sustained an injury just before the event and wasn’t able to take part. However Stuart has kindly contributed generously to the campaign.

Our best wishes go to John Branthwaite who is recovering after a bad fall on the last leg of the route.

A big thank you to our intrepid cyclists and all those who have kindly sponsored them


We are still accepting donations for this appeal. If you would like to help us to get even closer to our total, please visit our C2C Donations page.