Sustrans issues guide to cycling holidays in South Wales

Sample the delights of South Wales by bike with the new Celtic Trail guide

by Rebecca McIlhone   February 5, 2009  

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With millions of Brits expected to holiday at home this year, Sustrans aims to help out with a new guide to cycling in South Wales.

The sustainable transport charity has teamed up with Pocket Mountains to produce an official guide to the CelticTrail, which extends across the breadth of South Wales.

Forming part of the National Cycle Network, the route comprises two figures of eight from the raw and romantic Pembrokeshire coast to the Severn Bridge at the English border.

Day-trippers, weekenders and families can all find rides tailored to their abilities and requirements and the day rides can be linked together for those game enough to attempt the entire 225-mile coastal route or 156-mile hills and valleys option.

Sustrans Trading and Information Manager Julian Hunt said: “This guidebook makes
it easy for cyclists of all abilities to sample Wales’s rich industrial heritage and
beautiful scenery by bike. Each section gives a comprehensive overview of the area
cyclists will travel through, as well as focussing in detail on the most interesting
sights to see along the way.

The Celtic Trail carried more than 1.5 million trips in 2007 – the vast majority for
recreation - and tourists on the Trail generated £8.3 million into the economy.

A thousand copies of the 88-page pocket guide have been printed, costing £6.99 and is available online at www.sustransshop.org.uk or by calling 0845 1130065.