My Bike Rides along the North Wales Coast Part 16
14th January 2018 National Cycle Route 5, between West Shore, Llandudno and Deganwy. Luckily I was walking as I would not have liked to pushed my bike over these sand drifts. I ended up walking on the beach. At the beginning of this route, there was no sign that it was blocked.
Went out today, January 2nd 2018, on my old Powerbyke. Only a short ride, to Rainbow Bridge and back, 10 miles. The wind dropped on the way back and I used hardly any power. However, my new Wisper is much faster both with and without power.
Thursday 4th January and Friday 5th January, rode to Rhyl but not back as it was too windy.
On the Thursday, Rosemary picked me up with the bike rack. It was blowing a gale and I averaged 12 mph without using any power. Had to lay the bike on the ground whilst we fitted the bike rack, it was so windy.
On the Friday, I rode again to Rhyl. Rosemary again picked me up, but instead of just a coffee at the Harbour Hub Café we had lunch. Chicken breast, bacon and bq sauce in a roll and a lovely side salad. Will definitely eat there again.
Saturday 6th January 2018, just a short ride to Rainbow Bridge. Waves coming over the promenade and very few people about. I was served at the back door of the kiosk. A lovely hot latte on a cold and windy January day.
Friday 26th January. My first long ride of the year.
I cycled against the wind, from Penrhyn Bay, along the back road to Glanwydden and then through to Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Aber, Penrhyn Castle following Route 5 and then onto Route 82, Lon Las Ogwen.
My Wisper at Conwy. Much quieter than the same photo taken in the school summer holidays.
I stopped at the Aber Falls Cafe for a latte and cream tea. The cafe on the prom at Penmaenmawr was shut for the winter.
Instead of taking Route 5, down to PorthPenrhyn, I took Route 82, towards Bethesda.
It was a very good tarmac path to Bethesda. There was one very short road section before turning left, back onto Lon Las Ogwen. At Bethesda I turned round and made my way back along Route 82 and then Route 5 to Porth Penrhyn, where Rosemary picked me up with the bike rack.
I look forward to cycling this route in the warmer weather and getting as far as Lyn Ogwen.
According to Strava, I had cycled 31 miles and climbed 1500 feet. I still had three bars of battery left.
© John Robert Cook 2018
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