Route: Anglesey loop Distance: 67 miles Time: Two hours Brief description: Pure Welsh wizardry
It’s been said in the past that the Isle of Anglesey should have its own TT. Riding around the area on the north-west tip of Wales it’s easy to see why the idea was mooted.
The roads are challenging, the scenery is spectacular (and it’s also close to Holyhead ferry terminal, so it’s easily accessed from Ireland). Our route here would be too long for a roads race, but it would make for a very entertaining and enjoyable rideout.
Starting at the junction of the A55 – the main road that leads from England to Holyhead – and the A4080, head towards Aberffraw. This road takes you down to Anglesey circuit, one of Britain’s most enthralling circuits.
We continue through the south of Anglesey before crossing the A55 and heading north on the A5025 and looping over the north of the island and cutting back south. At Llanynghenedl, turning left onto the B5109 brings us to Trefor and a right turn onto the B5112 back to the start.
The roads are narrow and there’s plenty of wildlife to take into account, so it’s definitely best not to treat it as a TT. But it’s a damned good ride.