STAGE 3: BATH TO LUDLOW

You will cross the immense Severn Bridge and dip into Wales as you pedal through the Forest of Dean towards Ludlow

Overview

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. For most riders, this is often one of the highlights of their 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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