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Get on your bike this summer in Wales

 

Jane Davidson, Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing is encouraging everyone to enjoy the Welsh countryside this summer.

Ms Davidson said:

“Wales is surrounded by wonderful countryside and I want our countryside and coast to be enjoyed by as many people as possible.”

There are 1,200 miles of National Cycle Network across Wales, flagship routes include - Lôn Las Cymru (Holyhead to Cardiff), Lôn Cambria (Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury) and the Taff Trail (Brecon to Cardiff).

Ms Davidson added:

“There are cycle routes across Wales suitable for all ages and abilities. Not only is cycling an excellent way to explore the Wales, it’s a great way to get fit too.”

For family routes based on the national cycle network, Sustrans' Routes2Ride website  is really useful for planning a bike ride for all abilities. The site features a number of suggested rides all across Wales, and you can even submit your own suggestions to be added to the site.

Wales is one of the best places in the world to go mountain biking - there are lots of trail centres spread across the country with routes for all abilities. Some of the centres even have bike hire and all of the routes are properly way marked. For more information, visit the
Mountain Biking Wales website.

Another great way to choose an on road cycling destination this summer is to look at the Cycle Breaks packs which showcase quiet routes in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Powys, Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia. You can order brochures and download maps online at the
Cycle Breaks Wales website.

Ms Davidson added:

“Cycling generates demand for services such as bed and breakfasts, cafes, and bike hire. So I would urge everybody to get on their bikes and enjoy what the Welsh countryside has to offer this summer.”

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