Biking through the UK
Biking through the UK!

From Sea to Sea in 15 Days Solo – Am I a fruit and nutcase?

15 days riding, 15 Euros to spend, 15 UK accents to find. Can I do it?

It’s September 2012 and I’m riding the walls!!!!!! I need to get out, I need to get away. What can I do? Eureka¡¡¡

Yes, I’m going to explore the UK with my old mountain bike.

I have 15 days to ride, 15 Euros to spend each day and 15 different accents to record from Málaga to Scotland. These will be the challenges along my journey. At least, these are the ones I’ve thought about. The adventure will do the rest!

I browsed on the Internet and I saw that the most popular bike trail in England is “The sea to sea route”.

  1. Has anyone heard of this route?
  2. If so, what do you think about it?
  3.  Is it a crowded trail?
  4. I’m very active and sporty, but do I need to be superwoman fit?
  5. Which towns and places shouldn’t I miss on the way?
  6. Let me know what you think about it.

While I was surfing for information I found out that on the 15th of November there is going to be an outdoor festival in Kendal, the Kendal Mountain Festival. I believe it would be a great starting point, don’t you think it?

By the way, on the 15th day I have to be in Edinburgh … that would be cool and hip, wouldn’t it? Has anyone been to Edinburgh? What’s it like?

From Sea to Sea
From Sea to Sea

The Plan: My plan so far, is to fly from Málaga to Manchester, or maybe Liverpool, then take the coach or train to Kendal. I want to have fun at the Festival and recharge my batteries and legs for the 15 day bike trail. This route takes me from Whitehaven through Keswick and then onto Newcastle, ending in Tynemouth. I’ve never heard of any of these places. Have you?

If you want to find out about the route, you can check it out on this website: http://www.c2c-guide.co.uk/the-route/

Because I’ve a huge budget (yes, I’m pulling your leg!). I´ll camp wherever I can find a spot, I’ll cook on my camping stove, and sleep under the stars in my tent.

Please give me some advice: Tell me:

  1. What things I should take?
  2. How I can fight against the bad weather? (I can’t stand being cold) and,
  3. Do you think I’ll have enough money?

Help me, help me.  I’ve never done this before and I’ve never been to the North of England or Scotland.

Feel free to help me design my route, or even suggest another route if you like.  I want to discover new places and explore different English accents.

Oh yes, and finally, what sentence, expression or idiom would you like me to record on my journey?   For example:

  1. ‘I would like to buy a hamburger please’
  2. ‘OMG, it’s raining cats and dogs’ or perhaps
  3. ‘Where is the nearest toilet’

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Day 5 of my planning.  Thank you for your comments, please keep them coming.  I need your HELP and ADVICE

After comparing many tent models . I’ve chosen it. What do you think of it?
A Bikeamper Tent combines cycling with camping.

Nooooooooooooooo , it’s only a joke

During Amalía’s bike trip she is going to record people saying the same sentence so she can hear and remember some of the different accents in the UK; there are officially over 60 different accents.

This is the sentence she has decided to use:

  • Three Swedish switched witches watch three Swiss swatch watch switches. Which Swedish switched witch watch which Swiss swatch watch switch?

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo, I can’t do it.

GOOD LUCK AMALÍA.  Enjoy your big adventure!!

4 thoughts on “ON THE ROAD TO SCOTLAND

  1. Hi Amalia. very nice idea. But i have to warn you about the weather. The lake district is notorious for being wet year round. so if you do not like wet weather I would choose a different route to complete or at least plan as much as you can for the likeliness of encountering water coming down from the sky. If you are planning on camping make sure you have a waterproof tent. There is a good comparison between different brands on the gadget show ‘s website. Good Luck x x


  2. Dear Amalia
    À wild idea your bike trip trough the UK.
    I never visit that part of the UK, so I can’t give you advice.
    Some of my friends have experience. You like to be challenged.
    I am sure you will manage it.

  3. Somebody please, please give Amalia some advice. I’ve just heard that she is going camping in the north of England in November without a tent. How can you camp without a tent?

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