Brecon Beacons Tour of Britain Guide: Stage Six

It’s only right to include a World-class cycling location into the biggest annual bike race in the UK. So here’s a quick guide for the Tour of Britain… 

Map of stage six that goes through the Brecon Beacons

We ‘re very excited about Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and co riding through the Brecon Beacons to do a bit of racing next week on Friday 14thSeptember.  The ride will go straight through the heart of the national park when it enters Brecon at 13:06, having come from Builth Wells.  It will go along the Pendre road and down Priory Hill towards Llanfaes.  By the time the competitors reach the town the riders would have already completed 110 km of the ride, so spectators can expect to see quite a competitive phase of the race.  The riders will then move onto to the Brecon Beacons where it is expected to pass the Storey Arms

The tour near Georgian Town House in 2011 by Dai Hazelden ©

at 13:25 and head towards Aberdare along the A4059.  The riders will get to enjoy the glorious scenery of the A470 including views of Pen-y-fan and other picturesque peaks along the route.

Riders from 16 teams and of 23 different nationalities make up the start list for this year’s Tour of Britain, including quite a few teams from the World famous Tour de France.

Great places to watch the race from…

The Bridge Cafe, Brecon – Grab a quick bite from the Bridge Cafe’s lovely homemade menu, sit outside and watch the riders come from over the bridge and head down Llanfaes…

Tai’r Bull, Libanus – Enjoy a cheeky afternoon pint and some good pub grub whilst watching the race in the beer garden as it opens up on the A470 … treat yourself, it’s on a Friday after all!

The ride going through the Brecon Beacons in 2011. By Sharon Pritchard ©

A470 Laybys and the ice-cream van by Craig y Fro – Usually a big stopping point for motorbikes, this time it’s the turn of keen cycling fans, pick up an icecream, enjoy the scenery and a excellent view of the race.

Storey Arms- The legendary stopping point of the Brecon Beacons has played host to so many different visitors over the decades, now it’s the turn of cycling fans.  Good amount of parking (if you’re early) and viewing points.

Penderyn Whisky Distillery – Take a tour in the morning of this iconic Brecon Beacons attraction, learn how our local tipple is made and afterwards watch the bikes go by in the afternoon.

Places to stay where the ride goes past….

GeorgianTown House – The ride will go past this self-catering accommodation’s doorstep.  Situated near Brecon town centre, enjoy great views of the race in luxury and excellent for large groups.

The Coach House B & B – Stay in this delightful bed and breakfast and watch the ride whizz by.

Pear Tree Cottage This is a conveniently located little cottage that gives visitors a quick get away into the national park, race goes directly by…

Complete Information of Stage Six – Welshpool to Caerphilly (via the Brecon Beacons)

Expected times:

92.3km Feed Zone, Cwm Owen 12:34
110.2km Brecon 13:06
124.7km SKODA KoM, Brecon Beacons (Cat.1) 13:25
147.3km Aberdare 13:54

Where better to have a race than in the Brecon Beacons, when there are backdrops like this! Image by ©

More information on the Tour of Britain Stage Six.

Stage six Complete information click here. 

The teams click here. 

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