10% of the UK’s Sustrans routes for Cyclists are in Wales. The valley is 30 minutes drive from the Brechfa Forest cycle trails where there are five trails of differing levels of difficulty.
You can bring your own bikes and lock them away in the shed, or hire them. The roads around this valley, although challenging, are quiet and the scenery is amazing.
Ironman contestants: you can practice on the quiet roads around the mill – you can bring your support crew with you (we have room for 16 people at the mill or 8 at Park Villa, and loads of car parking). We have a bath to soak in in every apartment, a freezer in each apartment and a drying room for your kit. Both the mill and ~Park Villa have hot tubs. You are free to ride as early in the morning as you like.
For an easier ride, try the cycle trails through the Teifi Marshes wildlife reserve or along the millennium trail at Llanelli, with the Wetlands centre at one end and Pembrey Country Park at the other. You can hire cycles from Cardigan Bay Active at the Cilgerran wildlfe centre or from Pembrey Country Park ski centre.
Click picture for an article written by Ian Simpson about his ride from Park Villa across the Preselli mountains.
Some useful links:
www.mudtrek.com Mudtrek – guided mountain biking
http://www.westwalestrails.co.uk Hire a bike or tagalong by the day/half day, delivered right to the mill. Also run tours of the Brechfa forest trails.
http://pembreycountrypark.wales/ hire bikes from the ski centre in Pembrey country park, Llanelli.
http://www.mbwales.com/en/content/cms/Bases/Brechfa/Brechfa.aspx – Mountain biking in the Brechfa forest.
http://www.routes2ride.org.uk/wales – Find cycle routes and information from Sustrans.
http://www.discovercarmarthenshire.com/active/cycling.html Cycling in Carmarthenshire
http://www.cyclepembrokeshire.co.uk/ Cycling in Pembrokeshire
www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/bikemobility – Bike Mobility – gives opportunities for everyone to ride a bike away from busy roads. Try Hand cycles, trikes, tandems, wheelchair bikes or take a cycling training course.