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New cycleway by the A5, Bangor - a crossing to the Llandygai road would be helpful.

New cycleway by the A5, Bangor

New cycleway by the A5, Bangor

Crossing needed from service road to the new cycleway

Junction of NCN routes 5 and 8, Bangor

Junction of NCN routes 5 and 8, Bangor

NCN routes 5 and 8 towards the Menai Bridge

NCN route 8 running south from the junction with NCN route 5, Bangor

Junction of NCN routes 5 and 8, Bangor

Railway quadricycle at the Industrial Railway Museum, Penrhyn Castle

Signs on NCN route 5 - turn right through the gate to Llandygai

Westbound cyclists on NCN route 5 can loop through Talybont to briefly get off the former main road.

Route sign on NCN route 5 - in the other (westbound) direction it's possible to loop through Talybont

Cyclists on NCN route 5 are supposed to rejoin the old main road here.

Gate at start of traffic-free link on NCN route 5, Llandygai

Damp section on traffic-free link on NCN route 5, Llandygai

Gate at end of traffic-free link on NCN route 5, Llandygai

Traffic-free link on NCN route 5, Llandygai

Start of traffic-free link on NCN route 5, Llandygai

NCN route 5 passing the gates to Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)

Very basic crossing of the A5 on NCN route 5, Bangor

NCN route 5 - shared-use footway by the A5, Bangor

Shared-use footway by the A5, Bangor

Shared-use link to industrial estate, Bangor

Shared-use footway by the A5, Bangor

Shared-use footway by the A5, Bangor

Link to NCN route 5 (right) and footway by the A5, Bangor

Link from railtrail section of NCN route 5 (Lon Las Ogwen)

Railtrail section of NCN route 5 (Lon Las Ogwen)

The railtrail section of NCN route 5 (Lon Las Ogwen) passing beneath the A5

Narow bridge on the railtrail section of NCN route 5 (Lon Las Ogwen)

Narrow bridge on the railtrail section of NCN route 5 (Lon Las Ogwen)

Narrow bridge on the railtrail section of NCN route 5 (Lon Las Ogwen)

End of railtrail section of NCN route 5 (Lon Las Ogwen)

Start of railtrail section of NCN route 5 (Lon Las Ogwen)

Perfectly positioned to mask the route signs.

NCN route 5 forks left then turns right under the other road.

Segregated two-way footway on NCN route 5, Bangor

Segregated two-way footway on NCN route 5, Bangor

NCN route 5, Bangor

NCN route 5, Bangor

Dropped kerb required - this is meant to be NCN route 5!

Awkward barrier on NCN route 5, Bangor

Route sign on NCN route 5, Bangor - not an immediate left turn, but following the road.

NCN route 5 heading up from the waterfront, Bangor

Messy patch on NCN route 5, Bangor

NCN route 5 cutting down to the waterfront, Bangor

No Cycling on Garth Pier, Bangor

Route signs on NCN route 5, Bangor

Route sign on NCN route 5, Bangor

Route sign to NCN route 5, Bangor

Crossing on link from NCN route 5 to central Bangor

Crossing on link to NCN route 5

Gate and hidden sign on this cycle link on NCN route 5

Cyclists Dismount sign, Bangor

Cyclists Dismount sign, Bangor

Cycle parking, Bangor

This obstruction isn't going anywhere soon.

Cut-trhough in Bangor

Route sign on local route 15 in Bala

Right turn off the A494 on local route 15 in Bala

Bike rental by Lake Bala

New route parallel to the A494 to Bala

New route parallel to the A494 to Bala

Bridge on new route parallel to the A494 to Bala

Information panel on new route parallel to the A494 to Bala

New route parallel to the A494 south from Bala

Flooding on new route parallel to the A494 to Bala

New bridge on route parallel to the A494 to Bala

Start of route parallel to the A494 to Bala

Very worn route signs on local route 13, south of Bala

Heritage bike at heritage railway, Bala

Very worn route signs on local route 13, south of Bala

Very worn route signs on local route 13, south of Bala

Riverside path, Bala

I wouldn't bother with the route under the bridge

Slightly improved access to the riverside route, Bala (see #57447)

Stainless steel racks in Blanaeu Ffestiniog

Cycle parking on a Bangor Station platform.

LÔN ADDA cycle route towards Bangor Station

LÔN ADDA cycle route

LÔN ADDA cycle route on the shared use footway here.

LÔN ADDA cycle route

LÔN ADDA cycle route

The LÔN ADDA route passing some garages.

Up the hill then down through a park the LÔN ADDA route adds an extra hostile chicane here to negotiate.

The LÔN ADDA route goes round the back of the retail park.

Footway cycleway approaching Menai Retail Park near Bangor.

Footway cycleway near Bangor - with a faded cycle route sign which reads: LÔN ADDA Coed Mawr ¾ Canol y ddinas 2 City centre Note the reminder to motor traffic that this is now a two-way road.

Footway cycleway near Bangor - we've just passed through the expressway junction - corssing the slip roads.

Approaching the A55 expressway crossing on the outskirts of Bangor.

Footway cycleway near Bangor at a layby.

Footway cycleway near Bangor.

Footway cycleway near Bangor. I don't want to be ungrateful but this route confirmatory sign is in the middle of nowhere and so what is the point?

Footway cycleway near Bangor.

Footway cycleway near Bangor.

NCN8 between Caenarfon and Bangor. From here there's two routes into Bangor both of them cycling alongside busy fast roads. Sorry about the photo, but this one starts off with a NCN milepost and some art - I think it's an end of the L ... [more]

Crossing an arm of a big fast roundabout near Bangor.

NCN8 between Caenarfon and Bangor, crosses a fast road here.

NCN8 between Caenarfon and Bangor.

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