2-3 hour ride in the Bangor area?

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  • Premier Icon ahsat
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    p20 is having to act as taxi service for me and my crutches as I am giving a talk at Bangor University next week. He really doesnt want to be stuck listening to my science chat, so I’m looking for any route suggestions for a 2-3 hour ride in the Bangor area that I can send him on.

    Road, cross or mtb all welcome.

    Premier Icon Esme
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    There’s a pleasant mainly off-road trail from Bangor up to Ogwen, for an out-and-back.
    Ogwen Trail
    And he can check out the multi-seat loo at Porth Penrhyn!

    gotta be the Drum Mountain loop hasnt it?

    Premier Icon tillydog
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    +1 for the Ogwen Trail (or Lon Las Ogwen).

    Yes, it’s an ‘out-and-back’ but it doesn’t feel like it. It’s a beautiful route and you get very different views going in each direction.

    A burly road bike, or gravel bike would be fine, as would any type of MTB.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/DsEz6u]Lon Las Ogwen[/url] by tillydog, on Flickr

    At the end there is the ‘bridge under the bridge’ to go looking for.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/21AwADn]Bridge over bridge[/url] by tillydog, on Flickr

    Have a ‘plan b’ in case it’s hoofing it down!

    Premier Icon Esme
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    Plan B has to be Bounce Below at ZipWorld, surely?

    Premier Icon ahsat
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    Oh that does look nice – that might just convince him and make me feel less bad for him doing 6 hours of driving for me to give a talk! I’m jealous I cant ride it as well. Cross bike and not overly having to think about the route sounds ideal.

    Think Plan B is coffee and cake with the iPad 😆

    Premier Icon P20
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Really enjoyed it

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/21KWV27]Untitled[/url] by ritcheyp20, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/ZKxmv7]Untitled[/url] by ritcheyp20, on Flickr

    Premier Icon tillydog
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    Glad you enjoyed it – Great little route, isn’t it?

    Decent weather, too, but the look of it – was that today? (Friday)

    Premier Icon P20
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    Yes, today. Cool, but I was nicely wrapped up. Managed to get back half an hour before the hailstones came down.

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