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Official Launch of Pen-y-Clip Cycle Bridges

On Friday 3rd July 2009 Ieuan Wyn Jones, the Welsh Deputy First Minister and Minister for Transport, officially opened the long awaited cycle and pedestrian bridges round the Pen-y-Clip headland, which will provide a safe route linking Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan.

See the BBC story online at http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/8133040.stm )

(Click here for background information and illustrations of this exciting and scenic new route, including suggested routes through Penmaenmawr to reach be bridges.)

Below are some photos of the opening event.

Photo of CTC and Sustrans members

Some of the CTC and Sustrans members who attended the opening


Photo and Graham Harper and Michael Holiday

Sustrans Rangers, Graham Harper and John Holiday, would not miss the occasion


Photo of David Robinson and Mike Cross

David Robinson (Left), Chair of CTC National Council, and Mike Cross (Centre), President of Chester & North Wales CTC, both of whom had travelled many miles to relish the occasion. On the right Doreen Lindsey of Sustrans and CTC, accompanied by a jolly contingent from Gwynedd.


Photo of professionals and civic leaders

Some of the professionals and civic leaders who made this visionary scheme possible.


Photo of Ieuan Wyn Jones opening the Pen-y-Clip cycle bridges

Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones reiterated the Welsh government's commitment to cycling and walking


Photo of cyclists lining a section of the Pen-y-Clip bridge that overlooked the opening ceremony

Some cyclists had a grandstand view of the ceremony



Photo of Mike Cross standing by the official plaque

And the final word from President Mike