Stage 8: Bristol to Gloucester (47m)

Stage 8: Bristol to Gloucester (47m)

Well the things you do to keep the old man happy… for him to watch his beloved Charlton in the play-offs, we had to be on the road very early for us. We crawled through Bristol’s sprawling suburbs and had great views of the River Severn virtually all day.

One happy CAFC fan – they won!

The best day of weather so far today: sunny and 17 degrees. Lots of families out cycling along the Gloucester & Sharpness canal. This was once the widest and deepest canal in the world to allow ships to dock in Gloucester, avoiding the dangerous tides and loops of the River Severn.

Emergency pizza stop

The waft of a delicious mobile pizza oven stopped us in our tracks about 10 miles outside Gloucester, in a village called Frampton on Severn. This Margarita gave us the fuel to get us into a lively docklands area of town where there was dragon boat racing going on.

Gloucester cathedral nr our hotel

Looking forward to seeing our friend Pete tomorrow who’s cycling the next two stages with us.

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