The route will take cyclists past some of north Wales’ best known beauty spots By Chris Wood
A 122 mile off-road cycle route has been created through one of Wales’ national parks.
There are 4,424m (14,514ft) of ascents – four times the height of the country’s highest peak Yr Wyddfa (1,065m (3,494ft), also known as Snowdon.
The route travels past it in Eryri, also known as Snowdonia.
It also takes in the Mawddach Estuary, forests such as Gwydir, and remnants of north Wales’ slate mining heritage.
Traws Eryri (Trans Snowdonia) has been created by charity Cycling UK and its chief executive Sarah Mitchell called north Wales arguably "the adventure capital of Britain". Some councils ‘not interested’ in cycling Geraint Thomas club opposes Maindy velodrome demolition She added: "With Traws Eryri, we wanted to inspire people to venture beyond the forest and explore more of the national park in a sustainable, active way."It was put together over three years, with officials chatting to local community members and off-road riders, before negotiations with landowners helped them put together the best possible route. Those behind the route believe it will give cyclists a "wilder" experience Katherine Moore, a cycle journalist and writer, finished riding the complete route on Tuesday and said it was "tough" but "incredibly rewarding" with "sublime descents"."It was absolutely phenomenal, a really solid four days out," she said."For every steep climb, every little bit of push, there is the most incredible scenery. It’s the most magical way to take […]