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To help you get a flavour of cycling around Bangor we've asked some of our fellow cyclists to provide us with an account of their recommended routes into and around Bangor.
- Llanberis to Bangor
- A4244 to Bangor via Waun
- A4244 to Bangor via Mynydd Llandygai
- Alan's route to work
This website covers Snowdonia Mountains and Coast, Isle of Anglesey, Coastal North Wales and North East Wales. With everything from accommodation, cycling site links, maps and books, cycle shops, attractions and events detailed.
To access the National Cycle Route maps please visit Sustrans here.
Southport to Hornsea on the Transpennine Trail by Joe Patton
A cycling blog by our very own Joe Patton - https://harlechjoe.wordpress.com
Routes supplied by Bangor University Road Cycling Club
These are some of the routes that BURCC usually ride. (These are supplied as guideline in terms of where to ride, so should be followed with discretion)
- http://app.strava.com/activities/29478075 - Bangor - Capel Curig - Beddgelert - Waunfawr - Bangor
- http://app.strava.com/activities/28788303 - Bangor - Beaumaris - Llangoed - Pentraeth - Bangor
- http://app.strava.com/activities/25382552 - Bangor - Llanfair PG - Llangristiolus - Malltraeth - Newborough - Llanfair PG - Bangor
- http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280891135# 50 miles Bangor-Beddgellert-Llanberis-Bangor
- http://connect.garmin.com/activity/234351146 40 miles Bangor-Capel Curig-Llanberis- Bangor
Gwynedd Recreational Routes - Lonydd Glas
There are over 50 km (32 miles) worth of recreational routes for walking and cycling in the Gwynedd countryside
- National Cycle Route 8 - from Cardiff, the route goes through Llangaffo on the west side of the island
- National Cycle Route 5 - from Reading, the route goes along the northern side of the island, through Penmynydd to Valley and Holyhead
- Lon Las Cefni Linear Route - joins the two national routes together. Click here for more information on this family-friendly, traffic-free route.
- Lon Las Copr - the Copper Trail - (aka Route 566 on the National Cycle Network) - offers spectacular sea views, look for the harbour porpoises along the rocky coastline. Click here for more information on this route.
Four circular routes intersect these national routes - each named after a type of bird that you might see on your visit.
Conwy's Cycle Route Network
The National Cycle Network along the North Wales Coast (National Route 5) Links Rhyl, Kinmel Bay, Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea, Llandudno and Conwy.
Linking Llandudno's West Shore to Deganwy and Conwy is the 'Conwy Estuary Trail' that provides stunning views of the Conwy river and the World Heritage Site of Conwy Castle as a backdrop. This route also provides a link to the RSPB Reserve in Llandudno Junction.
National Route 5 extends westwards from Conwy to the seaside towns of Penmaenmawr and Llandfairfechan. Continuing along this route will take you to the City of and Bangor.
Denbighshire has many cycling oppportunities, the Clwydian Range and Hiraethog pass through a landscape of outstanding beauty. Details of family, easy, moderate and hard routes can be found at www.ridetheclwyds.com and www.hiraethog.org.uk, together with links to local events and bike facilities. The MTB Marathon Series visits every year with around 1,300 mountain bikers rising to the challenge of the Clwydian Range hills. Privately owned Coed Llandegla is recognised as one of the best mountain bike centres in the UK, cycle hire and training are available at the centre.
Marsh Tracks is the latest place for cycling in Denbighshire with a 1.3km closed circuit road track and a national standard BMX track with challenging jumps and bends. The circuit road track is a fantastic venue for walking, running and cycling, including disabled cycling. Children and adults can attend training courses and the tracks are available for hire. If you fancy a change from the bike, why not try your had at a Nordic walk session that is also available at Marsh Tracks.
Marsh Tracks is located on Route No 5 of the National Cycle Network which links Gronant, Prestatyn, Rhyl on a cycle route that runs along the north Wales coast, almost completely free of traffic it can be used to visit Brickfields Pond and Gronant Dunes Local Nature Reserves.
Wrexham Cycle Routes
|Acrefair to Horshoe Pass Loop||Acrefair, Llangollen Road (A539)||Acrefair, Llangollen Road (A539)||29.25|
|Coedpoeth Circular via Horseshoe Pass||Coedpoeth||Coedpoeth||31.82|
|Fron Hills to Glyn Ceriog Circuit and Chirk||Methodist Hill||Fron||17.13|
|Gresford Loop via Pandy and Holt||Chester Road||Chester Road||16.71|
|Llay to Dodleston Loop||Gresford Road (B5373), Llay||Gresford Road (B5373), Llay||15.78|
|Loop Of Marford||Chester Road South (A5152)||Chester Road South (A5152)||5.67|
|Rhosllanerchrugog Loop via Minera Mountain||Hall St, Rhosllanerchrugog||Hall St, Rhosllanerchrugog||11.52|