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Highlights from the recent press ride during which a selection of sponsors and media previewed a section of the 78 mile closed road course.

The inaugural Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Pennines, Englands first closed road sportive, takes place on the 7th October 2012 .

Close to 3,000 cyclists are expected to mount the start line in County Durham for this beautiful event which has already been dubbed the ‘tougher younger brother’ of the Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia.

via 2012 Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Pennines preview – YouTube.

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Noticed the changes in and around Durham and Broompark, route number changing from 20 to 70.

Work is well underway to re-sign the W2W with it’s new identity from Regional Route 20 (blue background) to National Route 70 (red background). Many of the current numbers for Regional Routes routes are being phased out and new numbering put in place. The Barnard Castle – Whitby section is also being renumbered from Regional Route 52 to National Route 165.

Whether your heading for Wearmouth in Sunderland or Whitby however, there’s still ‘W2W’ on plenty of the signs making the route easy to follow.

This work has been carried out by Sustrans Volunteers who have been cleaning, checking, and re-numbering sections of the route in stages. The work will continue throughout May.

W2W — W2W renumbered to Route 70 / 165.

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Hoping to get some PEOPLE interested in this ride/route to York from Ushaw Moor, Durham. Maybe some time in August,, cycle down train back,,, 80-100 miles…

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Hoping to do this route some time in the Summer,, well that’s the plan.

Was hoping to get it down to about 80 miles, tracked as 100 miles at the moment, maybe shave a bit off around Stockton area.

Ushaw Moor, Durham – York in Durham, United Kingdom | Bike Map | MapMyRIDE.

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