East of Newcastle to the coast cycle ride

Mark and Jane Okeeffe were joined by Neil Waters for a lovely cycle ride on Saturday 14th September. We set off from the Rising Sun Country Park, Benton at 9.30 am on a sunny morning. We were using National Cycleways and a selection of other linking routes of which Mark has an in depth knowledge. Travelling via Willington Quay, Percy Main, Holywell, Seaton Sluice, Blyth, West Monkseaton, Murton and NewYork. Café stops were taken liberally during the day which meant plenty of time to catch up with each others news. We covered around 48 km and got back to the Rising Sun Country Park in the early afternoon. Hopefully we will repeat this trip when Alan Mitcham is fully recovered and maybe one or two other Loipers might be interested!

Our first cuppa of the ride at Holywell
And fabulous cake!
Mark and Jane at Seaton Sluice