Anglesey Sandman triathlon

Cycling and triathlon

Anglesey hosts the highly successful Sandman Triathlon in September each year.  It is reputed to be the No 1 Triathlon location.

Across the water is the Slateman Triathlon in Snowdonia National Park, usually held in May.

Cycle routes around Anglesey

Anglesey has some excellent and varied cycle trails of varying lengths and difficulty. There are 6 routes on the island (Lon Las Cefni, Telor, Nico, Giach, Hebog and Lon Las Copr) plus 2 sections of national cycle routes – National Route 8 from Cardiff and National Route 5 from Chester.

Cycling at the Dingle, Llangefni

The Lon Las Cefni route can be accessed from within 2 miles of Stick Cottage and is a beautifully peaceful and mainly off-road path, passing through Newborough Forest, Malltraeth Marshes, Llangefni Dingle Nature Reserve and Llys Cefni Reservoir.

Cycling in Snowdonia

Lon Las Menai - Cycling through Caernarfon

There is a very scenic trail from Felinheli to Caernarfon along the Menai Straits – Lon Las Menai is pre-dominantly off-road with just a few small sections along quieter roads.

Lon Las Menai connects with Lon Eifion, which follows the Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon to Bryncir with views of Caernarfon Bay and the foothills of Snowdonia

Lon Eifion Cycle Trail, following Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon to Bryncir

The website Mountain Biking in Wales outlines the now famous trails to be found in Snowdonia, all within easy access of Stick Cottage for keen mountain bikers. For example, Betws-y-Coed is only 40 minutes and Coed y Brenin is a little over an hour by car from Stick Cottage:

“Spectacular all weather singletrack trail centres in North Wales such as Coed Y Brenin, Betws y Coed, Coed Llandegla, Hiraethog, Clwyds and Gwydyr forest. Wales has everything a mountain biker could want.”

Bikes can be hired from Beaumaris Bike and Kayak Hire, who also provide a delivery service