New drop-off/ pickup service for cyclists and hikers in the national park

Bike bus stopping at Pencelli Castle campsite

A new service for walkers and cyclists in the Brecon Beacons National Park

This summer sees the launch of a brand new service to help walkers and cyclists explore the National Park. Ride & Hike (the pick-up and drop-off service) have launched a special ‘bike bus’ which gives everyone the chance to walk or cycle back to Brecon at their own pace along the popular Taff Trail.

The Taff Trail is a 55 mile walking and cycling route running from Cardiff Bay in the South to Brecon in the North. www.tafftrail.org

Long stretches of the Trail are traffic free, using quiet roads, former tramways and the Brecon and Monmouth canal towpath making it ideal for a peaceful day out in the countryside.

There are two regular services to choose from:

On Tuesdays, the six seater vehicle and six bike trailer leave Brecon (outside Bikes & Hikes and opposite the TIC) at 9.30am heading for the Blaen y Glyn car park at the far end of Talybont Reservoir, calling at Pencelli Castle campsite and Talybont Stores along the way.

On Thursdays, the bike bus leaves Brecon at 9.30am and goes straight to Cefn Coed y Cymer – for those looking for a longer, more challenging ride.

Fares are £7.50 per bike  and/or person to Blaen y Glyn and £10 to Cefn Coed y Cymer.

Mick Lawrie, proprietor of Ride & Hike said “We hope this service will be really useful for those wanting to get out and about in the countryside but who don’t want to go too far or retrace their steps.”

Cyclists can bring their own bikes or hire one from Bikes & Hikes www.bikesandhikes.co.uk or 01874 610071.

Space on the bike bus is limited, so booking is essential to reserve your place.  Call 07989 242550 or visit www.rideandhike.co.uk

In addition to these regular services, Ride & Hike can take you to the start point of a route of your own choice, just call 07989 242550 for more details and prices.

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