Cycling World Magazine July 2017 - Page 89

July 2017| 89 The iver ore is another great route for cycling around the Golden Valley. Starting from Peterchurch, follow the river south-east towards Abbeydore and wyas arold. f you are looking for a lunch stop, the Temple Bar nn at Ewyas Harold is exceptional. Pick the route back up through Cockyard, making time to head up to Dorstone before going back to Peterchurch. ocated in ay-on-Wye, rover olidays, run by outdoor enthusiasts Luke Skinner and Anna Heywood, arrange guided and self-guided cycling holidays in erefordshire and Wales. There are a range of different routes to choose from, including plenty suitable for all the family. They have created some round-ups of one day rides on their website aimed at their bike hire customers. Drover olidays offer free delivery and collection of hire bikes within a -mile radius of their base in ay, including Hereford itself and a lot of the smaller towns and villages in the Western part of the county. Local route maps are provided when bikes are delivered, which is great for visitors to the area as they can ride from the door of their holiday cottage, B B or campsite. Routes are listed and mapped out on the website; these are categorised as ‘road’ or ‘leisure’, with the former being a bit more challenging with a plentiful scattering of hills, and the latter more suitable for occasional cyclists or families. Leisure routes are still predominantly on the road (i.e. not mountain biking) but tend to steer clear of A-roads. The routes can be found at www.drovercycles.co.uk/four-road-cycling-routes-from-hay-on-wye/ and www.drovercycles.co.uk/leisure-cycling-from-hay-on-wye/. Although most of the package holidays are based on the Welsh side of the border, a significant proportion of the riding on some itineraries are in erefordshire. These include lanthony riory, Black Mountains Triangle, adnor ing and Best of Mid-Wales. rover olidays will also tailor-make packages for clients.