Day 3: Bath to Ludlow

Today you will cross the immense Severn Bridge and dip into Wales as you pedal through the beautiful Forest of Dean, into Herefordshire and finish with a steady run towards Ludlow

Heading out of Bath, you will skirt the South-Western flank of the Cotswolds before crossing the sweeping expanse of the Bristol Channel on the Severn Bridge. Don’t panic, there is a bike lane! Then it’s time for a quick pit stop at Chepstow Castle before one of the most beautiful sections of the ride along the River Wye. This is a classic section where we add a few miles but show you one of the true hidden corners of Britain. This regularly comes up as one of the highlights of the entire ride.

Key stats

  • Distance: 100.9 miles
  • Ascent: 5,948ft
  • Challenge Rating: 3/5

Highlights of the Day

  • Crossing the Severn Bridge
  • Chepstow Castle
  • Hidden roads along the glorious Wye Valley
  • The relaxing racecourse basecamp at Ludlow

Top Tip

Get your camera out. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the country and so make sure you take a few moments along the way to enjoy the journey. There’s plenty of time to catch up.

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