Ever tried inching your car through the crowds during festival week and found yourself pondering a better way to travel?

Drover Hay Festival Voucher

Drover Hay Festival Voucher

Ponder no more – there is one, and it’s pedal-powered.

Navigate Hay’s narrow streets and one-way system from the perch of a velocipede and give the sardine-tin car park a swerve.

The straight, 1-mile jaunt from town to the festival site is a breeze on two wheels, and on-site stands installed by local bike shop Drover Cycles offer a secure place to leave your steed while you absorb some food for thought at one of the talks.

What’s more, you don’t even need to bring your own bicycle – Drover have a massive hire fleet covering everything from road bikes, to leisure bikes, to top-end mountain bikes. For the pedal-shy, they even have the latest electric, motor-assisted cycles.

The store is throwing itself into this year’s festival with gusto.

Drover Hay Festival voucher

Drover Hay Festival voucher

Hidden in Hay’s second hand bookshops between the leaves of bike-related tomes, they’ll be leaving a stack of money-off vouchers redeemable during festival week.

There are ten £5 vouchers and a golden ticket worth £25 up for grabs.

And you can join Drover on Monday 26th May for a free (but ticketed) afternoon led ride, with a pit-stop at nearby Talgarth’s beautifully-restored, 18th century water mill.

Or saddle up on Wednesday 28th May and join the local cycling club, Velo Hay, for one of their weekly evening outings, leaving Drover HQ on Forest Road at 6pm.

Drover Hay Festival voucher

Drover Hay Festival voucher

Contact the shop on 01487 822 419 to book a slot on their led ride, or to arrange bike hire. For more info visit the Drover Cycles website

Drover Cycles bike hire starts from £27.50 per day or £75 per week, with good discounts for multi-day or family bookings and free delivery within a 20-mile radius if you hire at least two bikes for a day or more.

Electric bikes cost £45 / day or £125 / week and charge from a standard three-pin plug in four hours.

For more info & photos, please contact Rob Eveleigh on 07870 628 097, or via

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