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Rhos-on-Sea to Llandudno Cycleway Opens

LlANDUDNO JOINS ROUTE 5 of the NATIONAL CYCLE NETWORK

Coloured marking gives cycleway priority at a side road junction

Ensuring uninterrupted passage for through cycle traffic

    Without ceremony the resort town of Llandudno has now reached out to the National Cycle Network which up to now has extended only as far as Rhos on Sea.. Frequently cyclists riding westerly along the coastal cycle path from the Rhyl direction have asked 'Does the path go to Llandudno?' Of course for the experienced cyclist this would present no problem, but for many who don't have the confidence to mix with motor traffic this has meant that their journey stopped short, and cycling off-road to Llandudno was something to look forward to in the future.

    However we are delighted to report that the link has now been made, and a 

Cycleway has priority at a filling station

Conwy CBC followed official advice to give priority to cycle traffic whenever possible.

route has been established which takes the path to the nearest point of the promenade. As things stand at present cycling is not formally recognised on Llandudno's wide promenade, although informal riding has taken place for many years. A public consultation is currently taking place, and it is expected that cycling will be officially recognised on most of the promenade, short of the pier area.

    This will open up a direct link to the magnificent ride around the Great Orme, or alternatively a direct route to the West Shore and the Conwy Estuary Cycle Path, the construction of which is about to commence.

Cyclists on cycle path at Penrhyn Bay roundabout

A steady flow around Penrhyn roundabout

    Our congratulations and thanks are extended to those officers and elected members of Conwy CBC who have pressed on with these plans. They have faced opposition from a tiny minority who appear quite unconcerned with the constant stream of cars passing their homes, but somehow see the bicycle as a threat to civilisation as they know it. The burgeoning of cycling along this section of coastline throughout the whole year is testimony itself to the wider public demand to use the bicycle in safety and comfort.

Mother with 2 small children on cycles on Llandudno prom

Ann Day-Jones thoroughly enjoys cycling with her children on Llandudno Promenade. 'It's so wide - there's room for everyone if they take care', says Ann

 

Two young cyclists

Michelle Brindle and Alex Gray of Prestatyn pause for a few minutes on their return home after completing the circuit of the Great Orme

 

Retired cyclist on Llandudno prom

Long retired CTC member Allan Watson of Craig y Don has enjoyed cycling on Llandudno prom for many years. He sees no logic in excluding cycling - folk adjust to the conditions prevailing.

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