Abergavenny Festival of Cycling attracts crowds of riders and onlookers. But you don’t have to be Bradley Wiggins to enjoy cycling in our neck of the woods…
Why not explore by bike from your Abergavenny base? There are lovely quiet lanes to cycle out towards the Sugar Loaf and the Skirrid, and countryside cycling around the Skenfrith / White Castle / Grosmont.
The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal towpath offers great, easy (flat!) cycling from Abergavenny. In fact you can cycle all the way from Brecon to Cwmbran along the towpath. Look out for herons, kingfishers and woodpeckers along the way. There are picnic spots dotted along the canal for those with tired legs. Great for family cycling as it’s completely traffic-free.
Try the Abergavenny Circular via the Blorenge and get your legs and heart pumping – there are some great views from along the way too. Or why not try the Abergavenny to Hay-on-Wye ride via the Vale of Ewyas and Gospel Pass in the Black Mountains. No wonder it was named by the Guardian as one of Britain’s Best Cycle Rides in 2012.
What do you need for great mountain biking? Mountains! Abergavenny is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park which offers superb mountain biking. Why not try the Crickhowell Loop for starters? Find out more about mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons National Park. There’s more mountain biking at Cwmcarn Forest near Newport too – find out more from Mountain Biking Wales.