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  • greeble
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    phone and ask? 01685 382051

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Use a bike bag. Who’s to know?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    in general, walk in with bike, if asked tell them you are taking to your room and keep walking. In a proper hotel just ride it to the lift and they still have to call you sir…

    grum
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    Just leave them outside. No need to lock them up even, there’s no crime round there.

    bigtimebones
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    We are going on Sunday, will let you know that outcome ๐Ÿ™‚

    nbt
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    Not done it on Merthyr Tydfil but done it in the one we stayed in in Glasgow – lady in reception didnt bat an eyelid

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    Took mine in, no problems. Hotel is bloody awful.

    greeble
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    Took mine in, no problems. Hotel is bloody awful.

    its a travellodge… In Merthyr!

    Go to Premier Inn. Its 1/4 of a mile from BikePark Wales

    Anyone been? And, if you have, do they take (clean!) bikes in the rooms? Looking at possible locations near BPW, and wanted to check out re security.

    TIA!

    sugdenr
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    Never had a problem at any hotel, Premier Inn or Travelodge inc. Hilton at Newport. In fact most let us lock them in a conference room.

    The PI in Llantrisant said they were used to it as long as they are clean, and as they werent the then gave us some spare towels to put on the floor!

    So PI in Llantrisant isnt so conventient for BPW – but FYI it is conveniently located next door to Glamorgam A&E……

    mrmonkfinger
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    Never had a problem with bikes in travelodge (or similar places) on numerous occasions.

    I’d give it a wash down first, out of general courtesy, mind.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Terry Thomas would never be seen in a Travelodge. Just sayin. ๐Ÿ™‚

    hamishthecat
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    In a Travelodge? In Merthyr? with your reputation?!

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Taken bikes into countless Travelodge/Premier Inn/Days Inn/Ibis/Holiday Inns over the years, not always clean, never once had a comment!

    TooTall
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    I’d expect you to reside in a private lodge in England and be escorted over the border and back again. Have your standards dropped far enough to contemplate a chain hotel? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    We used the Windsor Travel Lodge earlier this year and most of Long Eaton Velo Club had their bikes in their rooms – day 2 of a week long stag ride to Paris apparently

    The bikes weren’t clean either, it had been hissing down all day, admittedly not off road riders though

    no_eyed_deer
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    The CFH ‘persona’ does remind me somewhat of that recent Holiday Inn advert:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9PYIwPSaj4[/video]

    andypaul99
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    Ive always kept bikes in my room using Travelodge and never been pulled up on it. Maybe if I left the room with mud and oil everywhere it may have been different, but as im aware the only things not allowed in the rooms are Pets and Prostitutes

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    Travelodge aren’t bothered at all about people taking bikes in the rooms. Or filthy, post-24 hour race bikes that mysteriously emerge from the room cleaner than they did when they went in…

    they’re not arsed about turbo trainers either ๐Ÿ™‚

    (talking specifically about Inverness, somewhere in Birmingham, Ilford and Reading Travelodges, btw)

    greeble
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    dirty bikes taken into a travel lodge in merthyr…. now this thread could be going somewhere.

    filthy, post-24 hour race bikes that mysteriously emerge from the room cleaner than they did when they went in…

    Bikes in the shower! A student house classic method of cleaning the bikes!

    sugdenr
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    Erm… I can confirm that a bike just about fits in the combined bath/shower at my aforementioned PI. Even had its own towel……

    felt
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    Regularly stay in hotels, so bought a duff monster bag, and take my bike in the rom with me. Only have to take the front wheel off to fit it in the bag.
    Never been told that I can’t take it in the room, or asked what it is.

    As an aside, look at Google Maps of Merthyr Tydfil, just to the SSW of the roundabout there the Travelodge is…

    Tardis!

    Lady Gresley
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    We got told off in the Travelodge at Cambridge, cos it was the new one at Orchard Park and they didn’t want their new paint scratched! After pointing out to them that they had numerous signs in their car park telling us not to leave personal possessions in the car, they offered us the use of the laundry room to store them.
    We had actually got them in unseen the first night, but got stopped as we were going out in the morning – doh!

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    If you really must shatter my image of you as an international jet-setting post-it-notes salesman that plays and stays in only the very best residences, then the Premier Inn is going to be much nicer than the Travelodge.

    LoCo
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    Terry Thomas would never be seen in a Travelodge. Just sayin.

    Ding dong old chap.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Use to work in a travel lodge back in my student days. You’d be horrified at some of the things people left behind or got up to in rooms. Bikes would be at the bottom of the list of things to be concerned about.

    greeble
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    BoardinBob

    Tell us tell us……

    moss
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    Less than a mile from Travel-Lodge Merthyr Tydfil to the BPW you can cycle along the Taff Trail from the Travel-Lodge, or drive to the venue on the A470.

    sugdenr
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    BoredBob – DETAIL or it didnt happen!

    sugdenr
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    Flashy – WTF is that about?

    However, did you know…..GoogleMaps outside Earl’s Court Underground station, clicking the double arrow pointing at the old-fashioned police box and take a peek inside the TARDIS’….

    nick1962
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    Tut tut…
    Re read CFH’s post people.
    He is asking for somewhere safe near an MTBing venue to leave his clean bikes i.e. a Travelodge.
    CFH himself will of course be staying in some local country manor house.

    MrSmith
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    I have stayed in Merthyr travelodge as I have a client there, after the first visit I insisted they book me into the premier inn or at a hotel/B&B that was further up the valley near the reservoir.
    I doubt they are bothered about bikes but I would put the frame and the wheels in separate bin liners and stroll through reception like a boss.

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    As per @kayak put the bike in a bag, duffbags are good and they keep the car clean too.

    _tom_
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    Its fine to leave bikes in any travelodge, they dont care. As for the hotel snobs here complaining about the place, get over yourselves ๐Ÿ˜† its a ยฃ30 room for a night, what do you expect? About a 5 min drive from the bike park visitor centre, its ideal.

    As it turned out, we left them in the car, no problems. Parked right outside reception, though. Family room slept three in comfort, very cheaply. Four would have been OK, as long as people are happy to share a double. Shower was perfectly fine, but no gel etc provided, so take your own. All in all, a good very cheap place to stay for Bike Park Wales. Nothing special, but damned cheap!

    A nice stroll in to Merthyr for a Saturday night curry. Moksh, on the High St, very highly recommended. Great food, and good service. Several beers at the Wetherspoon’s in the lower high st, all perfectly fine if nothing amazing. The real value of the night was the people watching, however…..Quite superb value!

    Breakfast choices were limited on the “Leisure park”, but Frankie & Bennies served up a ยฃ5 breakfast feast of pancakes, eggs and bacon and all the coffee we could drink. Much needed after the night before.

    Oh, you want to know about BPW? OK, good fun. Lots of fun, actually.

    Sixtapod, Wibbly Wobbly and Rim Dinger are probably my pick of the bunch. Crashed hard on first run of Willy Waver as friend in front lost it equally hard in to that tree. I reckon, looking at the way it’s been beaten up, many people have hit it! Overall, a laugh, and a different scene from a DH only uplift day.

    Food at the centre was OK. OK, the flapjack was EPIC, but the burger was just OK.

    Nice day at Cwm Carn having a leisurely hangover ride of the Twrch today as well.
    Happy weekend!

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    What about the fighting?

    You can’t go to Merthyr and not partake in the local sport.
    It’d be like going to Spain and eating a full english. ๐Ÿ™‚

    What about the fighting?

    You can’t go to Merthyr and not partake in the local sport.

    We did partake in a brief snifter in two more of the finer establishments of the town. One called Walkthrough and one called The Vulcan.

    Eye opening, it must be said…! ๐Ÿ™‚

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