Abergavenny sits at the center of some fabulous cycling terrain. To east the rolling hills of Monmouthshire stretch away towards the Wye Valley whilst to the west lay the mountains of the Brecon Beacons. Whether you ride skinny tyres or fat ones, Abergavenny is the cycling capital of Wales !
Mountain bikers are well catered for the surrounding area with man-made trail centers at Cwmcarn (20 miles), Bike Park Wales (20 miles) and the Black Mountains Cycle Centre (8 miles). If natural trails are your thing then the Brecon Beacons National Park has miles of tracks to explore. For ideas on where to ride, just pop into either of the local bike shops in Abergavenny Gateway Cycles and they’ll happily give you advice on where to ride.
If you’d rather ride on the ride then you’re also spoiled for choice. If you’re up to the challenge there’s the 32 mile Four Castles Route that winds its way out of Abergavenny to the east. It’s a fairly lumpy route so allow plenty of time. If you like climbs then you’ll (hopefully) love the Tumble which is the road that climbs from Govilon to the top of the Blorenge. It recently featured as the only mountain finish in the 2014 Tour of Britain.
If, on the other hand, you prefer your cycling flat then the Monmouth and Brecon Canal towpath offers easy riding and can be accessed using Sustrans National Cycle Route 46 directly opposite the Bridge. It climbs up to cross the canal on a disused railway line which continues up the Clydach Gorge. Alternatively, the canal can either take you to Newport if you head south or all the way to Brecon if you head north.
We have secure cycle storage at the Bridge and serve hearty meals so why not base your next cycling adventure with us in Abergavenny ?