Bath cycle ride: Going underground

Bath ride

Peering at the map on my phone, I’m trying to work out how I’ve gone wrong. I’ve been going astray for the past 6km, it seems. Despite the prevailing hilliness and my phone’s GPS telling me I’m off-route, I’ve been religiously telling myself that my phone’s wrong and that I am, unshakeably, right.

So it is I find myself backtracking from a crossroads some 6km south of the southern tip of Sustrans’ new Two Tunnels Route, a 13-mile largely off-road circular cycling and walking path, opened in April. Still, there are certainly worse places to lose time. The sun’s out, the ponies are abroad in the lanes, and there are plenty of other cyclists to wave at. But I have a train to catch, so I’m backtracking at speed.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1