My Bike Rides along the North Wales Coast Part 15
Penrhyn Bay to Abergwyngregyn and then onto Menai Bridge© John Robert Cook 2017
15th July 2017 and 12th October(to Menai) Cont'd
Part 6 Porth Penrhyn to Menai Bridge
PorthPenrhyn, once a busy port exporting slate from Penrhyn Quarry. From here I rode to Bangor Pier, almost all on cycle paths.
Bangor Pier. Just before the pier, on the corner is a wonderful real ale pub, the Tap and Spiel, very popular with students, that serves really good food.
From Bangor Pier, I cycled up Garth Hill, again on cycle path.
I followed the Garth Road, with the Menai Straits on the right.
Instead of going up to Ffridd Road and following the official Route 5, I carried on, passed Bangor City FC and the university’s Normal Site, to Menai Bridge.
The view of the Straits from Thomas Telford’s bridge. It was really windy so I walked across.
I had made it, on a very windy October’s day to Menai Bridge, Anglesey. I was really pleased with the way my Wisper had performed. I still had three bars of battery left.
According to my OS App, I had travelled 25.19 miles. My total elevation was 1779 feet, and the highest point was 266 feet above sea level.
The week earlier, I had ridden from Penrhyn Bay to Chester in one day and then, with this ride I had ridden from Penrhyn Bay to Anglesey, so I had completed all the route in these two rides.
As well as cycling this route, during the summer I walked from Chester to Beaumaris on Anglesey, following the Wales Coast Path.
© John Robert Cook 2017
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