Gliffaes Hotel have teamed up with the cycling tour operator, Bikecation, to offer a series of all inclusive road cycling weekend breaks. We have run these weekends for three years now and they have proved to be a big hit with the cycling fraternity, so we are rolling it out again in 2015 with a further 4 weekends.
Most of us live in towns and cities and find it difficult to get some decent miles under our belts. Well, here in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons there are miles of quiet roads and big hills to get you going and if you only have a weekend, you need local knowledge to make the most of your time on the bike.
These weekends have been designed to give you some early season preparation if you are planning to ride any big sportive events in 2015. Not only will you get some good miles in your legs but you will receive on the bike coaching and nutritional advice from a professional coach and a pro racer.
Arrive at Gliffaes Hotel on Friday evening, either by train or car, but get to the hotel in time to have a big pasta supper in preparation for the ride on Saturday. Meet your fellow riders and guides, and there’s plenty of secure storage for your bike.
Saturday – 75 – 80 miles and 2000 meters of climbing.
After a hearty breakfast, meet the Bikecation team and let them check over your bike and brief you on the days ride. The ride is fully supported with a support car to carry spares, extra layers, food and drink (a packed lunch is provided by the hotel). On return to the hotel tuck into a big cup of tea and slice of cake while you wait your turn for a post-ride massage. After a three course dinner in the hotel there will be a very useful seminar on successfully completing sportive events.
Sunday – 60-65 miles and 1600 meters of climbing
Following the same format as the Saturday ride but shorter and returning to the hotel in time for a late lunch and a shower before heading home… weary but happy, we hope.
27th – 29th March
17th – 19th April
24th – 26th April
5th – 7th June
Each weekend is limited to 15 people maximum, so don’t leave booking until the last minute. The price of £495pp is based on 2 people sharing a twin room on the Friday and Saturday nights, and includes the following:
The Gliffaes or Bikecation cannot provide bikes or insurance
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE CLICK HERE
THIS EVENT MUST BE BOOKED THROUGH BIKECATION – call Jamie on 01435 884 368
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.