- Riding near Anglesey?
Coed Mor bike track under Britania bridge. Its a short jump track and lots of fun (all rollable too), Google it and you’ll find details or there is a FB group for the track (link below). Otherwise there is always Snowdon, you can’t miss it, its the big pointy hill across the straits…Posted 4 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
As kids we used to rag our bikes doing frankly stupid stuff around the copper workings on Parys Mountain. Was great fun at the time but very risky with all the opencasts and mineshafts. Also not sure what the access is like these days as it’s now an SSSI. Would have great potential as Anglesey’s answer to Lee Quarry I reckon.
I grew up riding the cheeky stuff on the quieter bits of the coast path around the north of the island…except I didn’t know it was cheeky back then.Posted 4 years ago
SprocketJockey, we went for a walk round Parys Mountain last year and thought exactly the same thing.
It’s a wonderful place, with some amazing possibilities for trail development.
Didn’t have time to have a proper look underground (and we hadn’t taken any gear with us) but it’s on the list.
Great new caff just down from the Liverpool Arms in Amlwch too.
We’ve done a fair bit of the Coastal Path and I know it’s uber cheeky but there really is some great riding there.Posted 4 years ago
We’re planning on trying a bit more when it’s quiet this winter.SprocketJockeyMember
@rusty: I really think the local council is missing a trick there. I suspect the situation is complicated by the mining rights which still exist though.
As far as the underground stuff goes, there is a massive cavern towards the north end of the main opencast that has some incredible rock formations and mineral deposits in it and is a bit of a scramble down from the main track near the blue pool / mill. Nearby there used to be access to a tunnel which brought you out to a tiny ledge on a sheer drop over the pit. For us kids it was a huge adventure playground… our parents would have gone mental if they knew what we got up to there!
The bit of the coast path I used to ride regularly was up between Church Bay and Carmel Head. If the new access laws go through for Wales it’ll open up some good riding around there and other bits of the island.
Haven’t been back to Anglesey for years but hoping to get up there in October and have a bit of a poke around some of our old haunts.Posted 4 years agoSpeshpaulSubscriber
There’s a nice little loop just getting started at Pentraeth:Posted 4 years ago
I was sat on the front at Benllach last week looking at those woods and thinking i bet theres some riding there.
But i only took the road bike. it gets a bit windy on the island don’t it:-)
Aber up to Llyn Anafon will get you warmed up.
Lunch by the lake, blast back down to the junction above the little carpark.
Turn right onto the b/w and up to the signpost, with a diversion up Drum if you’re feeling up to it.
Left at the signpost and the best blast for miles down to Llanfairfechan.
One of my favourite rides anywhere
Left before your feet get wet and back to Aber.
The other side is fun too, up from Conwy.Posted 4 years ago
Loads of routes in the Bikefax guidebook.
Wasn’t being too serious. 😀
Not in the area when you’re up (we’re not local, just visit a lot), but someone might be able to show you round.
And if not, Penmachno is a great choice, with some superb views of it’s own.
You can’t go wrong in North Wales.Posted 4 years ago
Unless you want guaranteed sunshine. 🙂
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