Come for the games, stay for The Malverns
Whether you are one of the lucky spectators or part of the 13,000 strong army of volunteers attending the 2022 Commonwealth games, a stay in The Malverns is the perfect way so see another part of the region and catch a bit of rest from the hubbub. The Malverns town centres of Great Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton-Upon-Severn are all only around an hour, by car, from central Birmingham; so ideal for a relaxing break to rest from the celebrations. For those using public transport, you can hop on a direct train from Birmingham New Street Station to Great Malvern or Malvern Link.
Brimming with historic pubs, stunning scenery and family friendly activities The Malverns provide a perfect stopping point to debrief after a long day of watching incredible sporting triumphs. You can use your stay to take part in your own feats of strength at Boundless Outdoors, test your endurance with a long, scenic walk or bike ride, or just have a mooch around the independent shops. When the days excitement is done, take the chance to refuel at one of the many appetising food spots The Malverns have to offer.
The venues of the games, while based in the city of Birmingham, are dotted around the West Midlands so why not take advantage of the chance to discover what this part of the world is all about. Famous for Health and Wellbeing – The Malverns is a perfect stopover or short break for sporting enthusiasts.
Local Sporting Successes
On top of its huge range of beautiful walks for all abilities Malvern is fertile land for world class athletes. The challenging and beautiful cycling routes of the Malvern Hills have been the perfect, natural training course for world class cyclists over the years. Recently, Malvern born Evie Richards represented the nation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and won a silver medal at the last Commonwealth games in mountain biking. Another local success is Liam Killeen who has competed in multiple previous commonwealth games in cross country cycling. To follow in these extraordinary cyclists tyre tracks take the signposted cycling trail around the Malvern Hills taking in the sights as you go.
The second Malvern local to represent at the recent Tokyo Olympics is star canoeist Emily Lewis. Emily found her talent for canoeing at secondary school after also excelling at gymnastics and skiing. This raft of talent means local hopes are high for the Commonwealth Games so there is sure to be a buzz in the air. Who knows, perhaps there is something in the water and your next trip to Malvern will be the inspiration behind your bid to take part in the Commonwealth Games of the future. Book now!
There are plenty of wonderful places to stay in The Malverns from comfortable Georgian hotels to idyllic camping spots. The world will be raring to go for this spectacular sporting event after the last 18 months of relative stillness so make sure to book accommodation soon to avoid disappointment.