My Bike Rides along the North Wales Coast Part 4

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Penrhyn Bay to St Asaph and Ffynnongroyw
July and October 2017
© John Robert Cook 2017

I have cycled the route between Penrhyn Bay and Pensarn many times during the last 6 months. In July I cycled to St Asaph and in October to Ffynnongroyw. As the route follows the same track to Rhyl I have combined both routes.

I had planned not to cycle back from both St Asaph and Ffynnongroyw so, before I left, we fitted my bike rack. This has proved invaluable when cycling National Route 5 from Chester to Menai Bridge. Also, it will hold my old Powebyke and my Wisper, for when both of us go cycling.


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St. Trillo’s Chapel at Rhos on Sea. I can still remember the sense of achievement I felt when I first walked here back in March. Picture35.jpg
The new section of the promenade at Colwyn Bay, complete with Route 5 signs. This section was closed for over a year with a diversion through Colwyn Bay. It is almost finished now,(Dec 2017) with just one very short stretch were you have to get off your bike.
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Sculptures on the new section of prom at Colwyn Bay.
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The pier at Colwyn Bay. It has now been shortened but will what remains survive the winter.

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A quiet day on the beach even though the temperature was 18c, warm for October. However, it was windy.
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After a 4 mile ride along the sea front with only a couple of hundred yards on the road at Rhos, I join the cycle track to Rainbow Bridge. (on the right of pic)
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This is definitely the steepest part of the path between Llandudno and Chester. My Wisper handles these hills with ease. Also, if I decide to conserve battery and walk up, I can use the throttle to assist me.

I find though, as the bike is much lighter than my Powabyke, it is easy to push up hills.
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At Llandulas, the path follows the banks of the River Dulas.
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A view of the Great Orme and Little Orme, with Anglesey in the background. Picture43.jpg
© John Robert Cook 2017


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