Getting on two wheels and heading off into the distance is the perfect way to escape and abandon the pressures of life. When it comes to cycling in the area we have something to offer everyone who can ride a bike.
You could also use the Heart of Wales railway line to extend your range both sides of the border. The possibilities are endless but there are a few suggestions to set you on your way.
“Abandon the pressures of life!”
For Leisure cyclists, Visit Wales has identified Knighton as a Cycle Break Centre. Cycle Break Centres are selected because they give holidaymakers access to some of the loveliest day cycling in Wales while staying in welcoming holiday areas. Packs are available from Offa’s Dyke Centre featuring easy-to-follow maps and written route instructions. Circular rides range from 9 to 33 miles (15 to 55km) in length.
For those interested in cycle touring, Knighton offers the Radnor Ring Cycle Route. It goes through the centre of Knighton, around 84 miles of quiet country lanes, crossing some of mid Wales’ most spectacular scenery, and brings you back to Knighton. There are exciting off road alternatives for those with mountain bike skills. The route is fully signed as Regional Route 25 and links with National Cycle Route 8 – Lôn Las Cymru – the long distance route across Wales.
The Trans-Cambrian Way
The Trans Cambrian Way is a long distance mountain bike route that snakes its way through the heart of mid Wales, and climbs over the oldest mountain range in Europe, the Cambrian Mountains.
It’s 106 Miles in length (approx 175km) and takes in around 13,000ft of climbing, Starting in Knighton on the border of England and Wales, it finishes at Dyfi Junction just south of Machynlleth.
“Visit Wales has identified Knighton as a Cycle Break Centre.”
There are also good opportunities for mountain biking in Kinsley Wood on the eastern edge of Knighton and on local bridleways.
Our nearest hire facility -Wheely Wonderful Cycling- is 12miles away (20km) so you may want to bring your own cycle. However, the cycle hire company will deliver bikes to Knighton accommodations providers for an extra fee of around £21. Please contact them for more information on 01568 770755
If you’ve had enough of cycling but can’t get enough of bikes then take the train to LLandrindod Wells and visit the National Cycle Museum.