Day 2: Okehampton to Bath

The highlight of day two is undoubtedly the magnificent climb of Cheddar Gorge before your arrival in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath

Skirting the edge of Dartmoor, crossing the Quantock Hills and arriving at the magnificent climb of Cheddar Gorge; this is certainly another ‘grippy’ day on the bike. The arrival in the stunning city of Bath with a bed for the night in the Uni should inspire you onwards, but the town is built on an extinct volcano, meaning you will have a little sting in the tail with the final ascent up to the basecamp. These first two days are probably the toughest of the ride, but when you have cracked them you know you have what it takes to get you to the finish.

Key stats

  • Distance: 110 miles
  • Ascent: 6,000ft
  • Challenge Rating: 4/5

Highlights of the Day

  • Views from the Quantock Hills
  • Cheddar Gorge
  • Ancient city of Bath
  • Completing the 2 hardest days!

Top Tip

As the road flattens in the middle of the day, look to find other riders of a similar speed and start to ride in groups.

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