LEJOG Cycle Tour - Day 3 - Tiverton to Bristol - 128km

Road Cycling
Jul 06
2020

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£12.50
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2 weeks of cycling, carrying kit.

Overview

Join Will & Jon for a fortnight of cycling LEJOG, a cycle tour of the UK from Lands End to John O’Groats.  The whole route will take 14 days (plus 2 days travelling) covering 1000 miles so join for as much or as little as you can face!  The trip is organised as day events, allowing you to sign up to whatever days you fancy, booking your own transport and accommodation according to your budget.

DAY THREE - Tiverton to Bristol

Today's route will take us out of Devon and through Somerset to Bristol, crossing over the Clifton Suspension Bridge and bimbling along the River Avon into the centre of Bristol for an ODL social.

The total distance will be 128km with 720m of ascent.  The route can be downloaded from here.

The touristy things are saved up for arrival in Bristol, we will be crossing the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge and finishing near the floating harbour.  There will be opportunity to visit SS Great Britain or just chill with some cider at The Apple.

"The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world."

"Brunel's SS Great Britain is one of the most important historic ships in the world. When she was launched in 1843 she was called 'the greatest experiment since the Creation'.  By combining size, power and innovative technology, Brunel created a ship that changed history. His vision for the SS Great Britain made her the great-great-grandmother for all modern ships."

"The Apple brings you the world’s finest range of ciders & perries, along with some truly exceptional beers, wines and spirits, on a beautifully converted Dutch barge in the heart of Bristol’s Old City. Our large sun-drenched quayside terrace and deck bar with breath-taking views of the historic Floating Harbour also offers you the perfect setting to enjoy a menu of sumptuous, wholesome, west-country inspired, locally sourced food."

Getting there and back again

If you are joining us for the day, the nearest train station to the starting point is Tiverton Parkway, approx 12km from Tiverton centre.

If you are leaving us in Bristol, the nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads.

Monday 6th July accommodation suggestions in Bristol:

  • Bristol City Centre Premier Inn - lots of them.  Will & Jon have booked into Premier Inn Bristol City Centre (Lewins Mead) for a bargain price of £29.50!
  • Ibis
  • Travelodge - lots of them

Questions

If you have any questions regarding equipment etc email Will.Allaway@Outdoorlads.com.

A lot of useful information is included in Day 0 - Getting to Lands End.

Keep in touch

Want to hear more about what we're up to? Then join us on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/groups/OutdoorLadsCycling

We also have a Strava group:

www.strava.com/clubs/275243

Location

50.903479383427, -3.4831380844116