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Some folks just have too much stuff. You know the ones – they’re impossible to buy pressies for because they’ve got everything they need!

But this Xmas, we reckon we’ve got them covered, too.

Besides the bikes, clothes and accessories for him, her and the kids, plus some last-minute stocking fillers, we’ve got some unusual gift ideas – knowledge, experiences and days to remember!

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Bike maintenance classes

Our bike maintenance classes make a great alternative gift for a keen cyclist who still doesn’t know their bottom bracket from their drop-out, or their stem from their spoke tool.

The course is suitable for total beginners and runs across three sessions, 10am-2pm, on January 10th, 17th and 24th. Each two-hour tutorial (10am-12pm) costs £28, or book the full course for £75.

We’re also offering special rates for 14-16 year olds of £14 per session or £35 for all three.

Session one – Ready to Roll – will look at some simple safety checks you can do at home to ensure your bike is fit for purpose, as well covering puncture repair and tyre changes.

Session two – Brake it Down – will examine brake maintenance. Learn how to check pads for wear and change them, install a fresh brake cable and adjust your stoppers.

Session three – Ideas for Gears – will demystify the notoriously tricky workshop challenge of setting gears up correctly. We promise – it isn’t as difficult as you might think!

Give us a call on 01497 822 419 to book. We’ll provide a customised voucher to open on the day.

Bike Hire

A half day’s bike hire from Drover Cycles starts at £17.50, with family packages from just £50, and our our giant fleet includes e-bikes, leisure and road bikes and even tandems. Our bike hire gift vouchers can be redeemed at any time – but how about hopping aboard the Hay Ho number 39a bus from Hereford on Sunday March 22nd and joining our FREE guided bike ride to Talgarth Mill? We also have gift vouchers redeemable in the Drover Cycles shop!


Experience Wales and Herefordshire at a gentler pace on a cycling or walking mini-break with our sister company Drover Holidays. Self-guided walking packages start at £165, and cycling breaks (including bike hire) from £195. All Drover Holidays trips include quality B&B accommodation, custom maps and route descriptions, luggage transfers and pick up from / drop off at the nearest train or bus station at the start and end of your tour. Read Green Traveller’s review of our tandem weekend here, or visit to browse our brochure or book a trip and arrange a customised voucher.