Worcester 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...

Worcester to Hay

DETAILS OF THE RIDE

Start Date : Friday 24th May 2019

Start Point : Worcester Shrub Hill

Start Time : 11:30am

Number of miles : 56

Hours of cycling per day : 5-6

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 50 miles in a day.

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT THIS TRIP?

Alongside our epic Bristol to Shambala 3 dayer, this is one of our quietest rides. Apart from a few built up sections in Hereford and on the outskirts of Worcester, the route is a labyrinth of country lanes from start to finish.

Exiting Worcester via a pretty stretch of the River Severn towpath, we're soon out of the city and into the pretty hamlets and tree-lined country lanes of rural Herefordshire. Our first stop is Knightwick, a little village which sits alluringly on the banks of the River Teme, where we'll take a well deserved tea and snack break at the pretty 'Talbot at Knightwick' pub.

The beauty continues as we move deeper into the Malvern Hills and through the villages of Suckley Knowl and Stanford Bishop. We plan to reach Hereford at around 2pm. Here, we'll pick up and share a late al fresco lunch on the banks of the River Wye with our Hereford ride group.

Setting off from Hereford, we continue through the Wye Valley towards South Wales. The views of rolling countryside are tremendous in every direction and we plan to arrive at Hay no later than 6pm. When we arrive 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!