Sunday, 7th September
The ride from Okehampton to Bath continues to provide a number of significant steep climbs and descents as riders continue to skirt the edge of Dartmoor and then cross the Quantock hills, prior to a magnificent climb of Cheddar Gorge on the way to Bath. Being built on an extinct volcano offers no respite as the route climbs up to the basecamp via Brassknocker Hill. Scenery on both day 1 and 2 will be magnificent but the climbing will be a challenge. Riding at a steady, consistent pace throughout will ensure that the views can be appreciated
Again, there’s a nice report on this day from Jonny on CycleChat (link), though they’re covering slightly different lengths and routes, it gives you a feel for the ground we’ll be covering.
As part of the Dulux Cycle Challenge, I’m riding to raise money for The Outward Bound Trust: “We aim to help young people realise their potential through learning in the wild. We create a supportive and challenging environment in which young people can learn about themselves and see clearly, perhaps for the first time, what they might truly be capable of achieving in life.”