Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail
A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders
Here’s a list of the current records we know about for the Trans Pennine Trail!
If you’re a previous user of the Trail and think your challenge should be added, just drop us a line – or if you’ve just completed the Trail and can beat one of our existing records, or would like to add a new one, please let us know.
- Cycling coast to coast in May 2015: Dermot Mysiuk, aged 9. Click link to read review.
- Cycling coast to coast June 2010: David Thomson, aged 10 1/4 cycled the Trail in aid of ‘Epilepsy Action’.
- Cycling coast to coast August 2009: Kezia, aged 6 1/2, cycled the Trail on a tag along trailer with her Mum and brother.
- Cycling coast to coast July 2009: Megan aged 10 1/2 cycled the Trail with her Dad. Her wonderful write up is on the stories section (Megan and Martin’s Adventure).
- Cycling coast to coast Feb 2008: Robert Phillips, age 12, cycled the Trail with his Father. Their write up on the website (Father and Son) shows how trying a few small sections can lead to completing the whole of the Trail.
- Cycling – Stocksbridge to Hull 2005: Tamara Mell, aged 10, spent a few days of the school holidays exploring the Trail. Website write up ‘David and Tamara’s Summer Trip’.
- Cycling – Southport to Hull 2003: Mr and Mrs Hardie completed the Trail from Southport to Hornsea. Mr Hardie is 78 years old!
- Walking – Southport to Hornsea (and back again) Start 2004: Betty Little, aged 83, certainly has the enthusiasm to put us all to shame. See website entry ’83 year old completes TPT – both ways’.
- Cycling – Southport to Hornsea 2014. Rob Shaw aged 40, completed the Trail along with his son Mike aged 16, daughter Jess aged 18 and father Patrick aged 72! 3 generations from the same family.
- Cycling coast to Coast Nov 2005: David Turnbull & Steve Rysdale cycled the coast to coast route non-stop – a remarkable achievement. Read their experiences, ‘Non Stop Completion’.
- Cycling coast to Coast April 2009: Rod Chalmers also completed the route non-stop in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Read his story.
- Cycling coast to coast July 2013: Simon Auty cycled the coast to coast non-stop which is an amazing achievement. Read Simon’s story on our website.
Please note that we applaud the achievement of anyone who chooses to do a non-stop completion of the TPT between Southport and Hornsea. However we do not endorse or encourage any record for this.
- Walking – Liverpool to Hull 2001: Mr & Mrs Lawrence took two weeks to complete the Trail from Liverpool to Hull
- Cycling – Liverpool to Hessle 2003: Phyll and Bob enjoy 17 days on the Trail
- Recumbent Bike – March 2003: This is the only record we have of anyone completing the Trail on a recumbent bike – can you beat it? Read Rod Yeomans write up ‘The Low-slung way’.
- Cycling – Coast to Coast (in the floods) June 2006 Who Cares Trust managed to raise £30,000 for their charity by completing the Trail, despite having major diversions during the floods. They’ve done a wonderful write up on the website , ‘Who Cares Trust Ride / Puddle’.
- Australia – Cycling coast to Coast 2004 & 2007, plus 2009! Heather & Lloyd from Tasmania, Australia have completed the Trail not once, but twice. Their latest experiences can be found on the Your Stories section, ‘Australian Trippers do it again’. Latest – they’ve now completed the Trans Pennine Trail four times – please click here to read about their 2009 adventure
- Hong Kong – Cycling coast to Coast 2008: Steve Wordsworth, a Hong Kong resident completed the trail from Soutport to Hornsea. Steve’s experience can be found on the your stories section ‘Hong Kong to Hornsea’