Enjoy a series of fascinating artworks as you complete your final mile of your Coast to Coast cycle route.
As this route is frequently ridden west to east, to take advantage of prevailing winds, Sunderland often becomes the final leg of the journey. It has become traditional to dip your back wheel in the Irish Sea on the west coast, and the front wheel in the North Sea at Roker beach.
The Sunderland part of the journey begins as you enter Washington, taking you through woods, farmland and industrial areas to the banks of the River Wear where you pass the Stadium of Light, home to Sunderland Football Club, and on to the Sculpture Trail with its mix of past, present and future.
The route ends at the monolithic sculpture ‘C’ on Roker promenade. From here you can cross the beach to the shoreline, dip your front wheel into the North Sea and then enjoy a well-earned refreshment at one of the many pubs, cafes and restaurants along the coast.
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