Covid-19 Ideas Series - Brecon Blast
175 miles, Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacons, Castles and a whole lot of brilliant tarmac!!
Our Covid-19 ideas series is here to give you something to look forward to once we are able to get out for leisure on the bikes. These routes are not necessarily where we have been - more where we would like to go.
We invite our subscribers and readers to get in touch if you have amazing routes that you may have ridden or may be planning on riding, and would like to share them with other readers so that they can get on their bikes and enjoy them once we are able to do so.
This route starts at the Toby Carvery just to the south of Worcester where you can grab an all you can eat breakfast to set you up for the day. Eventually you will complete the journey at this same location after 175 miles of bends, hills, valleys, castles and a stop off at Dom's Biker Stop.
Waypoint 1 - 6
From the start of this route you are straight up into the Malvern Hills AONB. Here you follow this imposing ridge, traversing the hillside for almost the full length of the hills.
Waypoint 7 - 13
From the Malverns it is winding roads into Wales. As soon as you cross the border into the land of the Red Dragon there is instantly a brilliant photo opportunity and stop off for a look around at Skenfrith Castle.
Waypoint 13 - 22
The Brecon Beacons National Park. Here we have chosen the westerly side of the range, entering the National Park at Abergavenny before heading up into the stunning Welsh mountains.
This route follows a large arc around the imposing Pen Y Fan with it's steep slopes reaching up to 886 meters, on quick flowing roads and some smaller single track roads alongside lakes in the valleys.
Waypoint 22 - 30
B road bliss and even the A roads in this section are awesome!! Winding roads that are loads of fun. Flowing roads, and good quality surfaces, ranging from tight hedge lined to open moorland here you can get those tyres nice and warm right to the edges.
Dom's Bike Stop
Where possible we will always try to support good bike cafes in our routes. Dom's Bike Stop is right off this route so would be rude not to drop in and support the guys by grabbing a brew and a sandwich while you are passing.
Waypoint 30 - 34
The final leg of the journey heads from Leominster towards Worcester on the wonderfully winding A44 before ending back at the same location as you started.
This is a brilliant route that will fill a days riding and gives you enough time to make a few stops and get the chance to take in the fantastic scenery and tourist attractions in this brilliant area.
We look forward to seeing people taking this route on once the restrictions have eased and life has got back on track.
Here is a link to the full route that you can download for use on any sat nav system free of charge at our route planning partner MyRoute-app