Tour of Britain 2014 Guide!

The biggest cycling event of the year is passing through our national park on the 9th September so we’re all itching to hop on our own bikes, or try to catch a glimpse of the pros! Inspired by the Tour of Britain, here’s our guide with everything you need to know about cycling in the Brecon Beacons… 

© Tour of Britain 2013

© Tour of Britain 2013

Cyclist-friendly accommodations

Check out the accommodation website  for you and your two-wheeled companion, or here are a few ideas…

Coed Owen Bunkhouse sleeps up to 26 tired cyclists and plenty of spare to store your trusty bikes.

The Bridge B&B have secure bike storage and can offer a hosepipe, and basic spare parts for mountain bikes. The owners can advise on the best routes and lend waterproof maps, help dry wet gear, and provide packed lunch and hot flasks!

The Gliffaes Hotel welcome all cyclists, they even put on road cycling weekend breaks and corporate cycling days inviting people to escape the city for a ride they’ll remember. The hotel even has its own tandem bike which you can borrow if you ask nicely…

Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages have over 60 self-catering cottages  with Cyclists Welcome awards which means they have made a safe area for bike storage, washing and maintenance, and provide information about the many routes available.

©Tour of Britain 2013

©Tour of Britain 2013

Bike hire and guided tours

Drover Cycles are experts in exploring the national park on two wheels, offering cycling itineraries graded from “easy” to “strenuous” and the best local advice you could hope for.

Black Mountain Activities  offer mountain bike hire, guides and lesson on skills and maintenance.

Bikes and Hikes deliver your bikes direct to your hotel, hostel or B&B front door (or to your tent) along with everything you’ll need for a full day ride.

Tour of Britain 2013 © Dai Hazelden

Tour of Britain 2013 © Dai Hazelden

Tour of Britain packages

The Gliffaes Hotel, Brecon Beacons
With stage three of The Tour of Britain passing through, Cwndu, Tretower and Crickhowell, The Gliffaes Hotel is in the prime location for spectators. It is only two miles for visitors to reach Tretower and three mils to see them zip through Crickhowell. For bookings on the 8th, 9th or 10th of September, you will have free access to the hotel’s bikes for half days and a free packed lunch for your ride or afternoon tea on your return. If you would like to bring your own bike they offer secure storage at no extra cost. Call 01874 730 371 and quote ‘Tour of Britain Offer’, valid only when bookings are made directly with the hotel. Package is £149 per night per person for standard double or twin B&B.

Tour of Britain with Drover Holidays
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a pro cyclist? Drover Holiday’s has some packages on offer for you! Discover the market towns and diverse scenery of Mid Wales as you follow the Stage Three route of the Tour of Britain. Take on the 120 mile route in a single day, or experiences the region with the two day package. Breakfast and bike hire are included in the tour price. The one day/two nights package is set at £245 per person and the two days/three nights package is £345 per person.

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