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5 reasons why cyclists love our cottages

5 reasons why cyclists love our cottages

1. Cycle from your cottage doorstep

Families of all ages enjoy cycling along the canal towpath which is on the other side of the canal from our cottages and easily accessed via a private gate. It’s  a superb space shared by walkers, dogs and anglers but most importantly, whether you’re a novice, or an experienced rider incorporating it as part of a longer route, the towpath’s flat and the views across the Usk Valley are beautiful. At the bottom of the hill up to our cottages is the former railway line to Brynmawr which is now a very pleasant, traffic-free walking and cycling route, and it links to the canal towpath so you can do a circular route from your cottage. There are bike racks at the cottages; just bring a lock to secure your bike.

2. Abergavenny Festival of Cycling

For a number of years, Abergavenny Festival of Cycling has livened up the town in early summer, with great opportunities for spectators and competitors! While there are not confirmed plans for 2021, hopefully it will return before too long. Abergavenny is just a 20 minute stroll from our cottages or a short bike ride. Usually, there are sportif rides covering up to 100 miles starting and finishing in Abergavenny town centre. The longer distances include the infamous Tumble - a legendary 6 km 10% gradient climb up the side of the Blorenge mountain which rises above our cottages. The evening town centre races include youth races and a traders race (when local business owners get on their bikes) before the professionals take centre stage on the town’s narrow technical circuit.

3. Lôn Las Cymru long distance route

Part of the National Cycle Network, this strenuous route passes through Abergavenny so if you're up for a challenge why not ride a section of route 42? Head north towards Glasbury near Hay-on-Wye or south towards Chepstow.

4. Cycle shop in Abergavenny

Whether you need to pick up a spare part or simply want some advice about cycling locally, head to Gateway Cycles - located at the western edge of Abergavenny town centre, right on the A40.

5. Cycle hire

If you're not bringing bikes with you, you needn't miss out. Hire bikes from Hopyard Cycles and arrange for them to deliver the bikes to your cottage.

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