Here are the experiences of some who have tried the Trail for a couple of days or longer - perhaps it will enspire you to get out there.
Please note the views expressed in this section are those from members of the public. They are not representative of the Trans Pennine Trail, any of its partners in the project, or any other organisation or company.
TPT Records - details of the quickest, oldest, youngest crossings on the Trail and more . . . unless you know different
Top Gun TPT
Team Carnage Complete the Trail....Great story about the trials, tribulations, and joys of completing the trial!
Karen's Posse Rides Again!
July 2012 Southport - Hornsea
Crooked Spire to Humber Bridge, June 2012
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure - Read a fantastic write up from a father and two sons
Snail Trail - Coast to Coast
The end of the trilogy - Humber to Hoylake with a twist in the trail.
Never too Old - Volunteer Ranger Paul Riley tells of his experience of the Coast to Coast route and proves that your never too old! September 2011
Chris and Julia's TPT Ride - Raising money for St Gemma's Hospice ~ June 2011
Four Chums Charity Cancer Ride - Four friends battle the elements all for a good cause. - April 2011
Colin and Friends ride the TPT. - read there three day journey along the trail... June 2011
Rimmer, Family and Friends - read how Mike completed the Trail with the help of family and friends.
Grimsby and Cleethorpes district scouts raise money for the Sweedish Jamboree 2011! - Oct 2010. We each have to raise £2000 to attend, not a small amount by any means.
Friday the 13th; Unlucky for some. - Spetember 2010. Five cyclists take on the trail on Friday the 13th.
9-Day there and back charity event! - September 2010. Myself and fellow ranger liam had been planning this moment for 9 months and finally it was here, 9 riders heading west...
Farewell to a friend with a charity event! - September 2010. Six riders take on the trail to raise money for the help the heros charity.
Aviva Raise Money For Charity! - August 2010. With the team assembled, we set out to complete the Trans Pennine Trail in 3 days raising money for The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
Three Intrepid Explorers - August 2010. Three intrepid explorers cycled the full 215 mile Trans Pennine Trail (with no punctures!), all in aid of The Christie charity and raised £3000.00
Sore Feet and no Visa! - June 2010. Read how Norman Booth walks the Trail with sore feet and no visa.
Coast to Coast in Aid of Prostrate Cancer Charity - July 2010 A great experience raising funds for a very worthy cause.
3 Men, 3 Bikes, 3 Days - A great family ride - July 2010
Scousers and Czechs battle it out during the World Cup - June 2010
Diary of Nick MacKey - Nick has kindly given a great detailed account of his cycling adventure on the Trail - June 2010
Richard Fairhurst Memorial Bike Ride - Read how Lee Morris did the Trans Pennine Trail in memory of his Brother in Law and raising funds along the way.
Our Second Longest Cycle Challenge - Mike Newton and his wife Naoko have now completed their longest cycle challenge - April 2010
A Challenge - Tessa Mannis took two years to walk the Trail and is now cycling it too! March 2010
Coast to Coast in aid of Breast Cancer - James Kelday made his decision to make this trip only three weeks ago, in reaction to the news that a close friend has cancer. Sept 09
I've been to Hull and back! - Peter Haslam follows up his ride on part of the Trail in 2008 with a Coast to Coast crossing of the TPT.
Megan (Aged 10) and Martin's Adventure - read how our youngest Coast-to-Coast cyclist found the Trail!
The British Heart Foundation - (April 2009) - Rob's fantastic write of of his journey across the Trail.
Ryan' s Bike Ride - Read how family and friends are coming together to help raise funds to fight Battens Disease.
The Fatman Cometh - How spotting a simple sign lead me to do half of the Trail!
Father and Son - having tried a few small local sections on Sunday family rides I decided to take on the TPT challenge when I turned 50, with my 12 year old Son.
83 Year Old completes the TPT - both ways! - This story will certainly give you the enthusiasm you need (Nov 08)
Vikings on the Trail - Now we have Vikings on Bikes!
Learn to ride a bike and then do the Trail! If I can do it - so can you (July 08)
Hong Kong to Hornsea - read how Hong Kong resident finally gets to complete the Trail - uninjured! (July 08)
Friends Forever - how a journey along the Trail can make or break a true friendship (June 08)
Wind, Rain, Hain, Sleet and Snow - and we still did it! (April 08) - wonderful write up of how you can still complete the Train in arctic conditions.
Who Cares Trust Trans Pennine Ride / Puddle (June 07) - read how a dedicated group persevered during the floods to raise funds for this worthwhile cause.
TPT in 2 Halves - the trials and tribulations from 2 Yorkshire teachers
Up & Over and the Fully Monty (on a shoestring) - an ideal way to mark my fifth year of being fee of cigaretts (July / August 2007)
Australian Trippers do it again - Read about the Australians who've done the Trans Pennine Trail - TWICE! Plus - read how they did it twice again in 2009!
TPT in 4 Days for Bliss and Lupus Charities - four guys withstand the headwinds and have a great time and raise money for their worthwhile charities too! (April 2007)
Southport more than just the start of the TPT - read a wonderful write up of Southport that will entice everyone!
Walking the Trail for WOW - July / August 2006 - Two women, ten days and almost two hundred miles!
The Long Way Across - June 2006 - How one conversation turned out to be a group of 8 raising money for charity.
Mid Life Crisis Bike Ride - April 2006 - How to beat that mid life crisis feeling - try the TPT (it doesn't all have to be done in one go)!
Non Stop Completion (Nov 2005) - 35 Hours & 10 minutes!
John's Revitalising Trip (Oct 2005) - Sure put a spring back in my step!
Langley's on Tour (Aug 2005) - Well worth it, brilliant experience.
David and Tamara's Summer trip (2005) - Spending a few days of the school hoildays exploring the Trail.
Summer on the Trail (July 2005) - a wet but enjoyable week on the Trail.
A European Visitor on the Trail - from Germany vie the Rotterdam - Hull Ferry and on to Warrington on the Trail.
The 15th Anniversary Ride - A Trail Officer's Tale (May 2004)
Riding coast-to-coast to celebrate 15 years since the Trans Pennine Trail Inaugural Ride.
Grosset Diary (July to September 2003)
Father and Son complete the Trail.
The Trail and More (May/June 2003)
Phyll and Bob Hardie take 17 days to explore the Trail and its surrounding attractions between Liverpool and Hessle before cycling home to Norwich.
The Low-slung Way (March 2003)
Rod Yeoman tackles the whole route - on a recumbent bike!
Southport to Hornsea (September 2002)
John Bryant takes five days to cycle the trail - and this includes travel from and back home.
Southport to Hornsea (September 2002)
John Dunstall and Richard Bednarz cycle the length of the Trail in glorious weather, in a leisurely seven days including two days in York.