Today we said goodbye to Chew Magna and headed along quite a busy road to rejoin the route to take us into Bristol. On the outskirts we saw groups of Graduates with their gowns and mortar boards having their photos taken and we congratulated many of them as we rode by. High to our left we could see the stone towers of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Following the route into the city centre took us along the waterfront where we stopped to view an old wooden sailing ship manoeuvring, and the SS Great Britain on the other side of the harbour. We then rode into the cheerful, vibrant city centre. As we rode up away from the centre passing the University of Bristol, we reflected on how lovely and beautiful the city would be to live in.

We sped on heading north as we had arranged to meet Pam in Westbury on Trym for a coffee. Pam was the head at Meath School (One of our chosen charities) before retiring to Westbury on Trym. We had a delightful chat and photos were taken.

Just before our route took us over the M4 a badger trundled across the road in front of us and about the same time we spotted the top of the Severn Bridge above the tree line.

On our left as we rode along towards our destination of Berkeley, Wales was in view. Berkeley has a famous castle (but until today we knew nothing about it!) and it stands proudly over the town.

We arrived at tonight’s B&B relieved that apart from the steep climb out of Bristol, it wasn’t a repeat of yesterday’s severe climb over the Mendips!

Total distance today 40 miles

Total hill climbs today 1600ft

Wooden sailing ship at Bristol
Coffee with Pam
Lovely gifts we have been given along the way