C2C - Route 7
From Start: 214km (134m) | From Finish: 1.6km (1m)
South Shields 12.3km (7.7m)
Breeze along the Wear Trail following the river, passing the Stadium of Light. Here you will have the option of continuing along the river past Sunderland University and the National Glass Centre or heading into town.
Perhaps hold off going to the railway station until you have dipped your wheels or at least got yourself to the Roker seafront.
To do this ride past the harbour and round the Roker Marina and yacht club. Go past the Lifeboat Station and the end is at the black granite block with a hole in the middle (artist: Andrew Small).
The city is set right on the mouth of the River Wear next to an award-winning coastline and surrounded by easily accessible countryside. Sunderland has a range of outstanding heritage, cultural and sporting attractions and a great programme of annual events. There's a distinctive mix of city, coast and countryside.