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West Shore, Llandudno, to Deganwy coastal cycleway underconstucion
West Shore, Llandudno, to Deganwy coastal cycleway underconstucion
Although the West Shore to Deganwy part of the Conwy estuary cycleway will not be completed until August 2006, these photos, taken in mid-June, show progress proceeding apace: and what a beaut this new mini-promenade will be for both walkers and cyclists, making it hard to credit that a handful of diehard opponents tried the wreck the scheme.


Ted Harrison with bike      Retired from working in the field of criminal justice, Ted Harrison of Salt SpringIsland, British Columbia, is seen here having a brief North Wales break en route from Land's End to John o' Groats. As a member of the Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society, (www.cccts.org/index.html) Ted has not only cycled across his own country, but also Mexico and both islands of New Zealand, end to end.

     He's allowed himself five weeks for this trip, thanks to the wonder of modern surgery - Ted's had two new knees in the past year. 'Working beautifully,' he says. 'It's marvellous being free from pain'.

      See Cycle Life for more pages on overcoming disability.


Harry Watson cycling on the path alongside the River Dee

Here the celebrated Harry Watson (see Gallery 9) is approaching Hawarden Bridge rail crossing of the River Dee. Recently completed, this superb riverside cycle route complements the existing NCN Route 5 between Connah's Quay and Chester.


Rotary club members


Rob Adams (left), Rotary Club of Chester, on the final leg of his tour of 17 Merseyside and North Wales Rotary Clubs in aid of Mercy Ships. http://www.mercyships.org.uk/

Rob is seen here with two fellow CTC members living in Penmaenmawr, Bill Edwards, and Past President of the Llanfairfechan and Penmaenmawr Rotary Club, David Bathers. David rode with Bill part way to his final appointment with the Rhyl Rotary Club.


Lady cyclist in Groningen with two young children sitting face to face at the rear of her bike

We couldn't resist this photo which appeared in the UK Independent newspaper, featuring a scene from Groningen in the Netherlands


Paul Griffiths and daughter with bikes.

Paul Griffiths, former maintenance engineer at Quinton Hazell, Mochdre, has taken early retirement. Seen here with daughter and medical student Linnett, Paul has first-hand experience of modern medical science. He has always enjoyed cycling, but after a triple heart by-pass operation 18 months ago, his life has taken on a new dimension. He recalls being pushed in a wheelchair before his op., but within 9 weeks it was he doing the pushing - on his bike! Like many other cyclists he realises it's not just physical benefits which result from regular exercise, it's a sense of mental well-being also.

See Cycle Life for more pages on overcoming disability.