Brislington to The Bridge at Kentchurch

I cycled to Osborne Clarke arriving at 9.30 where I was interviewed by a lady from Orchard 106 radio which was a surprise.

Orchard 106 Interview
Orchard 106 Interview

After answering “20 questions” from my colleagues, having some photos taken by Macmillan and Mike and lots of encouragement from my friends I had a quick cuppa with Becca and hit the road.

71 4 Georgie OC

71 5 Georgie OC

On my way up Whiteladies to the Downs I bumped into Si – I haven’t seen him in years so that was a blast from the past! I had a cuppa with Topher on the Downs and then headed along Henbury Road to Aust and over the Severn Bridge.

Crossing the Severn Bridge from England to Wales
Crossing the Severn Bridge from England to Wales

I took the NCN 4 alongside the A466 to Chepstow then got onto the A466 and stopped in Tintern for a honeycombe icecream, leaving about 2.30.

Tintern Abbey
Tintern Abbey

I did a straight run to Monmouth in great weather and some fantastic cycling – I took a gamble that the road wouldn’t be too busy with traffic and it paid off!

Wye Valley lanes
Wye Valley lanes

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I went straight through Monmouth and then took country lanes through Osbaston over Tregate Bridge and north on the B4347 to Skenfrith (where I had to walk the bike for a short stretch).

Tregate Bridge
Tregate Bridge

At Skenfrith I popped into a pub but they weren’t serving food until 7pm, a lady said for me to try the Angel at Grosmont and a man chucked me a fiver for the pot, also offering me a field to camp in but I wanted to do some more miles.

Skenfrith Castle
Skenfrith Castle

After another super steep climb into Grosmont I felt I deserved my yummy pork, apple and cider bangers with mash at the Angel.

Back in England
Back in England

With a full belly I cycled over to Kentchurch and stopped at The Bridge and asked if there was a campsite and lo and behold they did free camping in the field next to the pub – perfect! Fred, a fellow camper made me a cup of coffee whilst I set up camp and I wrote my journal.

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Herefordshire

They had a whip round in the pub, everyone was very friendly and I wasn’t allowed to buy my own beer.

Camping at The Bridge
Camping at The Bridge

32.6 mph MAX 9.2 mph AVE 5 hours 51 minutes 02 seconds 55.11 miles

314.40 miles total

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