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Cycling Holidays in the Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is an excellent location for cyclists, providing varied terrain, scenery and a variety of off-road paths. Cycling holidays are immensely popular here with people travelling from all over the country just to cycle in the Forest. With an extensive network of cycle paths, many off-road, it is perfect for cyclists of all abilities. Road riders can look forward to winding country lanes and short hill climbs. Families can use the popular cycle paths in the Cannop Valley safely away from traffic, and for keen mountain bikers the downhill Forest tracks provide wild opportunities with an excellent dedicated off-road area.

We are the B&B for cyclists!

There is a well surfaced cycle trail located right behind Edale House B&B.

We also have secure bike storage which has CCTV, Steel Barred, Flood lit and alarmed, we can accomodate up to 12 bikes including E-Bikes and electric hook up.

A dedicated wash facilities for bicycles is provided offering proper drainage and its own retractable hose and bike clamp along with Peter that is a fully trained CYTECH mechanic on site. AstroTurf around the sides and bike storage next door with stress matting. There is gated side access from the car park in front of the house. Please inform us before arrival if you will be bringing your own bikes. We make a nominal charge of £1 per day for Ebikes irrespective of use of power on site.

Looking to hire bikes while here?

Bike hire is available in our village, Parkend, from Dean Forest Cycles. They also offer guided cycle tours of the Forest, and you can even hire electric bikes for those less exercise-inclined!

We are also less than three miles from the excellent Cannop Cycle Centre. Here you can rent a bike from Pedalabikeaway and access a huge range of cycling trails for all ages and skills including safe off-road trails for children and advanced mountain bike trails. Maps are available although the most popular paths are very well signposted.

The Forest of Dean is a perfect destination for those looking for a cycling holiday. Short term visitors often regret that they did not stay longer to take advantage of all that is available!

Katy Curd Mountain Bike Coaching

Looking to improve your skills? Join Katy and her highly skilled, professional mountain bike coaches here in the Forest of Dean. They offer personalised 1:1 sessions aimed at break down old patterns and instilling new techniques as well as group courses that accelerate progression through shared learning experiences or private group sessions featuring individualised attention and video analysis. They even offer exclusive women’s only courses designed to empower, support and inspire within a relaxed and inclusive environment.

Their team comprises dedicated individuals who embody a wealth of experience in coaching, riding and competitive racing. Drawing from over 15 years of professional involvement at both National and World Cup levels, their certified coaches hold accreditation from esteemed organisations such as CTC and MBC UK. They firmly believe in the paramount importance of practical expertise.

Embark on a journey to enhance your mountain biking proficiency and bolster your confidence within an enjoyable, secure and laid-back setting. Whether you are a novice seeking to master fundamental skills, a seasoned rider yearning to reignite your passion, or a competitive athlete striving to shave off crucial seconds, they can help you to develop. They understand the spectrum of emotions—nervousness, plateaus, frustrations and wavering confidence—and possess the strategies to surmount them.

Katy Curd Coaching website

The Tour of Britain

The annual Tour of Britain often comes directly through the Forest of Dean due to our fabulous winding roads and beautiful scenery. Taking place in September every year, the Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s premier road cycling event and the country’s largest, annual, free-to-spectate sporting event. If you’re looking for cyclist friendly accommodation to enjoy watching the tour or to cycle some of the routes yourself, this is the place!