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Conquer The Gospel Pass on new short break cycling tour

Conquer The Gospel Pass on new short break cycling tour

Cyclists taking in the stunning Welsh scenery
Cyclists taking in the stunning Welsh scenery


Cyclists will have the chance to conquer the Gospel Pass in the Brecon Beacons on a new short break organised by Wheely Wonderful Cycling.


The three day, two-night tour stays in the famous bookshop town of Hay on Wye for two nights, giving cyclists the chance to challenge themselves to cycle the Gospel Pass.


Starting at Ludlow, the cycle tour goes along the border with England and Wales, crossing the dramatic Offa’s Dyke at Hergest Ridge, then down to cross the toll bridge to Hay on Wye, a lovely town, famed for its bookshops, castle and great places to eat.


On the next day, cycle around the base of the Black Mountains into the cathedral town of Brecon and ride along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, one of the most beautiful sections of canal in the country. Then over the challenging Gospel Pass, fantastic views from Hay Bluff and a great downhill ride into Hay on Wye.


The last day of the cycle tour is an easier ride through the black and white villages of North Herefordshire with a chance to stop at a cider farm and the 600-year-old New Inn. The tour is priced at £285 per person.


This is one of a four new cycle tours designed with challenging mileages of 40 to 70 miles a day, but with luggage moved, everything organised and great places to stay each night. All the tours start at Ludlow and involve a three-day cycle ride and two nights’ accommodation costing between £285 and £310 per person.


The tours pick out the best cycling areas in Wales: from the challenge of the Gospel Pass, the hills of Offa’s Dyke down to the Wye Valley and the remote landscape of the Elan Valley. The short break format and central location means that they are ideal to enjoy with a group of friends.


Wheely Wonderful Cycling also offers a bespoke tour service if a group wants to adapt a tour to their specific requirements. There are price reductions if cyclists bring their own bike and for groups of 10 or more. The tour price includes hotel or inn accommodation, trek bike hire, luggage transfers, route maps and back-up.



Cyclists will enjoy magnificent views from The Gospel Pass


Kay Dartnell, from Wheely Wonderful Cycling, said: “We’ve all seen the phenomenal growth in participation in cycling sportives and triathlons. For the most part they are single day events, so here’s a way to meet up with your friends and family for a weekend or short break with a similar challenge and great après cycle, food and drink.


“We get groups of far-flung friends meeting up at our base, from the north and south, it’s a great central location with good rail links.”


Full details about the cycle tours are available on the Wheely Wonderful Cycling website.  Alternatively, drop them an email or contact Kay on (0)44 1568 770755.




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