Neil Pryde Zephyr put through its paces

Hay Bike Fest returns for a second year – Friday April 25th – Sunday April 27th and Drover Cycles will have a huge fleet of demo steeds at the festival hub, including the full range of Neil Pryde high-performance road bikes.

>Neil Pryde’s best-selling Alize is the perfect, all round-race bike. It took the United Healthcare Pro Cycling team to over 90 podiums in 2013, and scored an impressive four-and-a-half out of five stars in Cycling Plus.

>The Zephyr is another classic race bike with more relaxed angles, making it an ideal choice for long rides like the High Above Hay Sportive.

>The BURAsl is an ultra-lightweight ride, a flat-out speed machine great for tackling hilly races. (Did we mention High Above Hay takes on the the highest paved road in Wales?!)

>And the Neil Pryde Bayamo is a sleek, time trial weapon featuring the brand’s unique Kamm-tail airfoil, a product of the brand’s decades of experience in competitive sailing and windsurfing. Maybe give one a spin in the Bike Fest time trial – the Hay Hurtle.

Our bike fest demo fleet isn’t confined to Neil Pryde.

We’ll have road bikes and tourers from Genesis, mountain bikes from Saracen, Pyga and Commencal and e-bikes from Batribike.

And remember that if you don’t have your own bike you can still take part in Bike Fest – we have a huge hire fleet of road bikes, tourers, leisure bikes and mountain bikes.

Hay Bike Fest features a packed programme of events covering all disciplines – road, leisure and MTB.

Highlights include:

*Road sportive – High Above Hay sportive with long and short routes of 100 and 60 miles. Electronic timing, full emergency back-up & feed station.

*Hay Hurtle 13km time trial.

*Dual Slalom race for all-comers – kids & adults alike

*Guided leisure and mountain bike rides to suit all levels of ability

*Mountain Bike Orienteering Event

*Bikeability skills sessions for kids

*MTB101 – absolute beginners mountain bike skills

*Festival hub with mobile MTB track, food & bar, yoga and craft workshops and expo.

Visit www.haycycling.org for the full programme and to book rides, and swing by the Festival Facebook page to win two places on the High Above Hay Sportive worth £56.

Enter the High Above Hay sportive online via British Cycling here.