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Rhayader and the Elan Valley have long been known as a cycling destination. In the early days of mountain biking, the network of trails over the open hills became a Mecca for backcountry biking. Likewise the hilly roads in the area have always been an attractive challenge for those wanting to test themselves on quieter tarmac in scenic country. There is even a traffic-free cycle trail alongside the reservoirs, built on the old construction railway. It provides great cycling for families and recreational cyclists.

Located in Rhayader town, meeting the demands of different types of cyclists, Clive Powell Bikes opened in 1994. The shop operates bike hire, bike repairs, and sales of new and used mountain bikes, road bikes, leisure bikes, electric bikes and kids bikes, plus parts, accessories and clothing.

We sell mainly Giant and Whyte, but also supply various other makes. We are open from Monday to Friday, from 9.00am until 1.00pm. We may be able to arrange bike hire during times when the shop is closed.

Tel. 01597 811343


Clive Powell


Neil Judge

Shop manager and mechanic

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