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Cycling in Anglesey

Cycle Ride from Red Wharf Bay 

This ride offers quiet lanes edged wild flowers in spring and summer and attractive rural views. There is the opportunity (detour) to visit the Oriel Ynys Mon art gallery. The latter part of the ride has views of the mountains of Snowdonia. NB. There is a 225 yard (210m) section of narrow lane soon after the church at Llanfair M.E. where the road surface has deteriorated so much that the cycling is now virtually off-road.

Route:  Red Wharf Bay - Llanfair M.E.- Maenaddwyn - Capel Coch - Llanbedregoch - Red Wharf Bay (OS map 114 Anglesey/Mon) (Photos of the Ride)

Distance: 15 miles (18 miles with detour)

Ascent: 140m undulating

Sketch map of a circular cycle ride from Red Wharf Bay

   The Ride

Leave Red Wharf Bay by lane opposite beach.

After mile Turn First Right, just before Sea View Stores

Turn Right at A5025

After mile Turn First Left (Lon y Glyn Road)

After 1 miles Turn Left at B 5108 and almost immediate Right into lane signposted Llanfair M.E.

After 1/3 mile Turn Right just before Church

(After the church there is a short section where the lane is so narrow and rough as to be virtually off-road)

Ignore Right Turn but Turn Right at B5110

Turn sharply First Left into Lon Las

After mile Turn Right at T junction

After over 2 miles Turn next Left at Maenaddwyn signposted Capel Goch

After 2 miles Turn Left signposted Shortcut and Cycle Route 5

Shortly ignore Left Turn but keep straight ahead

At crossroads Turn Left (OR for detour to visit Oriel Ynys Mon go straight ahead and Turn Left at B5109. After the visit retrace steps to the crossroads.)

In less than a mile Turn Left at B5110

Shortly Turn first Right signposted Talwrn, Pentraeth

In less than mile Turn Left

After 2 miles at Llanbedrgoch Turn Left and then immediate Right signposted Traeth  Coch

Turn Left at A5025 and shortly Right to Red Wharf Bay

Points of Interest

   Red Wharf Bay (Traeth Coch) is a tranquil, unspoilt coastal hamlet with expansive sands and fine views

   Llanfair M.E. on the outskirts of Benllech is an area of colourful cottage gardens in spring and summer and has an isolated, pretty little church

   Oriel Ynys Mon is a pleasant modern art gallery on the outskirts of the county town of Llangefni

Photos of the Ride

 

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