My Bike Rides along the North Wales Coast Part 7
Rhyl to Ffynnongroyw© John Robert Cook 2017
1st October 2017
After crossing the bridge, turn left, following the Route 5 signs.
Just by the new bridge are these sculptures of three icons from Rhyl. They are, a Rhyl footballer, Don Spendlove, who scored over 600 goals for the club in the 40s and 50s, former Rhyl Grammar School boy, Climate Scientist and Nobel Prize winner, Sir John Houghton and Mike Peters, lead singer of The Alarm, who founded the Rock and Roll Cancer Charity.
The promenade at Rhyl.
The end of the promenade at Rhyl. It is still off road all the way to Prestatyn.
From this promenade, you then ride along the sea wall. Probably not very accessible in winter.
The sea wall between Rhyl and Prestatyn.
The promenade at Prestatyn, with Snowdonia in the background.
Prestatyn Beach, with the Lancashire hills in the background.
This sculpture marks the start, or end, of the Offah’s Dyke path.
From the end of the path at Prestatyn, by the sailing club car park, the cycle track is signposted. You have to exit the car park and just follow the Route 5 signs. The old Route 5 took you inland here, but Denbighshire and Flintshire Councils appear to be trying to route Cycle Route 5 along the coast. However, this route falls down approaching Flint, as I ended up cycling along a dual carriageway. The inland route takes you on quieter roads.
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