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5 reasons why cyclists love our cottages

1. Cycle from your cottage doorstep
Families enjoy taking the children cycling along the canal towpath which is on the other side of canal from our cottages. It's flat and the views across the Usk valley are superb. Please be careful when cycling close to the water and remember that the towpath is a shared space also used by walkers, dogs and anglers. 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. We have just installed new bike racks at the cottages - all you need to bring is a lock.

2. Abergavenny Festival of Cycling
During June and July Abergavenny Festival of Cycling takes place, with great opportunities for spectators and competitors! It's just a 20 minute stroll into Abergavenny 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 for 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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