Cycling

cyclist with bike

Abergavenny is an ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons on two wheels. For the short distance/family cyclists, there are many types of terrain in and around Abergavenny. A national cycle path (Route 42) goes from Abergavenny to Chepstow. You can find out more information about the route on the Sustrans website.

A free permit will also allow cyclists to use the canal towpath, which runs for miles through some very scenic countryside - and it's flat!
Download your free permit here:
http://www.waterscape.com/cycling/permit.html

Some of the major cycle races go through Abergavenny, and the local cycle group often organises races for locals and visitors to participate in. In recent years, the Abergavenny Cycling Festival has become an established event on the cycling calendar.

Unfortunately erosion has and continues to be a problem on the local mountains. The Skirrid, for example has many signs banning the use of mountain bikes. Please check your route carefully if you decide to go off-road, and as always be considerate of the environment and other users.