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EyeCycled the Bath and Bristol Railway Path via the Two Tunnels Greenway.

This was likely my last big ride of the year.

Departure from the George Inn in Bathampton
Departure from the George Inn in Bathampton

Since I rode from Bracknell to Bath in the middle of August, I wanted to extend that cycling experience to the Bristol and Bath Railway Path, a cycle path built on an old disused railway track between these 2 cities.

So, when my friend Fernando said he also wanted to do it, we united and drove to Bath in the early morning (just 90 min drive from Bracknell) and decided to start the ride in the nice village of Bathampton, close to Bath.

Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol
Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol

The plan was to cycle the portion of the Two Tunnels Greenway circuit to the towpath of the River Avon and then take a left towards the Railway path and Bristol. As we got to Bristol we decided to go visit the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, built in 1864, a great feature of Victorian engineering.

The video below shows the entire 3 hours ride in just 20 min.

After arriving at the bridge we took a few pictures and left as we didn’t want to get back to Bath too late (we had still a 90 min drive after that).

I’ve also produced a compilation of “non-accelerated” best moments in the video below.

In Bath we had dinner and walked a little bit around the city centre, which still has it’s Christmas lights on, after riding back to Bathampton and driving back to Bracknell. Altogether rode just under 80 Km by bicycle and we left Bracknell at around 9:15am and arrived back at around 10:30pm (incl. the roughly 3h drive from and back to Bracknell)

The video below shows a few moments during the ride back in the early evening and a 360 view on Bath Abbey square at night.

What a great day of cycling. Highly recommended!

More Photos…

Fernando and I on the Clifton Bridge
Fernando and I on the Clifton Bridge
View to the right of the Clifton Bridge
View to the right of the Clifton Bridge
View to the left of the Clifton Bridge
View to the left of the Clifton Bridge
The Clifton Observatory on the top of the clif
The Clifton Observatory on the top of the clif
How did they get there?
How did they get there?
Fish on it's Nose (along the Railway Path)
Fish on it’s Nose (along the Railway Path)
Lots of little sculptures along the path, but only at night you see the light.
Lots of little sculptures along the path, but only at night you see the light.
Nice little details along the path (failed to capture them during the day)
Nice little details along the path (failed to capture them during the day)
This chap has a drinking problem
This chap has a drinking problem
Back to Bath
Back to Bath

Bath Abbey
Bath Abbey
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