Hereford to Hay Festival

Start your literary weekend in style and help save our beautiful planet with a relaxing, scenic ride through rural Herefordshire to Hay...

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DETAILS OF THE RIDE

Start Date : Friday 24th May 2019

Start Point : Hereford railway station

Start Time : 2pm

Number of miles : 30

Hours of cycling per day : 3-4

Arrival Date : Friday 24th May 2019

Arrival Time : 6pm

End Point : Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, Hay on Wye

Ride Grading : Moderate

Ride grading - Moderate

You'll need to be capable of cycling 30 miles in a day.

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT THIS TRIP?

This lovely, relaxing ride starts at 2pm at Hereford station. After sharing a late al fresco lunch on the banks of the River Wye with our weary Worcester riders we'll set off for Hay. The first few miles take us out via Upper Breinton which offers wonderful views of the Wye Valley and, after crossing the river at Bridge Sollers, we'll enjoy an endless labyrinth of country lanes all the way to Hay On Wye. Cycling at its best.

We'll enjoy a half way tea and snack break around Preston on Wye and plan to arrive at Hay no later than 6pm. Every rider will receive a free 'gift pack' from the Hay team as a huge pat on the back for getting there by pedal power alone and helping to protect our beautiful planet!

Don't have a bike? No problem. You can hire a hybrid, road or e-Bike through us. Your bike will be waiting for you as you arrive at the start point, and we'll take it from you at the end point. Totally hassle free.

PERKS OF THE RIDE

Exclusive perks for our Hay Riders:

  • All cyclists will receive a Hay Festival 'gift pack' full of exciting goodies

THE ROUTE

WHAT'S INCLUDED? (Outward ride only price £45)

  1. We'll create the route and guide you
  2. We'll carry your bags and camping equipment in our support van
  3. We'll provide lunch on the day of the ride
  4. We'll keep you nourished and hydrated with delicious snacks and water
  5. Storage of your bike on the Hay festival site (own lock needed)

We'll create the route and guide you   We'll carry your bags and camping equipment in our support van  We'll provide lunch on the day of the ride      We'll keep you nourished and hydrated with delicious snacks and waterStorage of your bike on the Shindig festival site (own lock needed) 

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  1. Bicycle hire from our Hay on Wye based local hire partner Drover Cycles From £37.50
  2. We can bring you and your bike back to the start point after the festival (coach leaves Hay on Monday 27th May at 5pm)
    £20 return

        

Our Hay Festival rides are now closed for booking. More info coming soon about riding to Hay Festival in 2020!