There might soon be a cycle and café hub at Tynemouth, the northerly end-point of the C2C. The finish point currently has no facilities, and so cyclists and cycling bodies have welcomed the development.
Outline planning permission was given last year for the new development at Watch House Garden, Tynemouth and full planning permission is being sought by locals Gareth Reece, Josh Boyle and Mark Maitland.
If permission is given, the plans include a bike shop, cycle parking, changing and showering facilities, toilets and a café. Which would be good news not just for cyclists finishing the C2C but also for those cycling the Coast and Castles cycle route or the Reivers Route, for which this is also the start point.
However, not everyone locally is as happy. A petition against the development has over 1,000 signatures. It sounds an exciting development, and we hope the local community can be convinced that the development will bring visitors and new business to the area. C2Cers will certainly be very happy to have such a brilliant finish to their ride.
Read more about the vision for Watch House Garden.