Travel: Departures: On your bike

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The Independent Travel
CLIVE POWELL's Welsh Dirty Weekends (0597 810585) involve nothing more scandalous than muddying your trousers. His Rhayader-based mountain bike holidays, coupled with the legendary hospitality offered by his mother, Pam, who is famous for her Welsh cakes, provides one of the best away-from-it-all weekends available anywhere in Britain. His Dirty Weekends, which begin next year on 30 April, cost pounds 88. Bike hire costs pounds 10 a day.

For regular racers and 'fit' cyclists, Mr Powell plans to run training camps to coincide with his own plans to compete in mountain bike races.