In order to avoid accidents involving cyclists and hikers when the paths leading to the top of Snowdon from May to September are very full, a voluntary agreement has been negotiated between: Snowdonia National Park Access Officer Peter Rutherford: “We ask ATVs to respect the existing agreement between Snowdonia National Park and various groups of ATV users and to stay away from the Llanberis, Snowdon Ranger and Rhyd Ddu paths between 10am and 5pm from May 1st to the end of September. The agreement was reached to avoid possible clashes between incredibly large amounts of hikers and cyclists at rush hour. It has worked well for many years and shows that all users can share the paths successfully, but it depends on the fact that cyclists respect the agreement, which most people do. For more information on off-road bike paths in Snowdonia, visit us at The Framed Bicycle Co. on High Street in Llanberis Snowdonia There is a long-standing agreement between the Snowdonia National Park Authority and the mountain bike community on access to Snowdon and its equestrian trails. The voluntary cycling contract includes all cycle paths leading to the top of snowdon (Llanberis Trail, Snowdon Ranger and Rhyd Ddu Trail). Cyclists are asked not to cycle to the top of Snowdon from May 1st to September 30th between 10am and 5pm. From October to the end of April, cyclists will have full access to these equestrian trails. The Maesgwm route (also known as telegraph Valley), which connects the Snowdon Ranger Trail to the village of Llanberis, is not affected by the agreement. 1. Due to its popularity, Snowdon is subject to an access agreement.
We mountain bikers agree to stay from the mountain between May 1 and September 31 between 10am and 5pm. “The agreement has been working well for many years and shows that all users can share the tracks successfully, but that depends on individuals respecting the agreement, which most people do. Let`s be honest, Snowdon is one of those bike rides that makes every mountain bike bucket list. However, due to the large number of hikers during the summer months, the Snowdon Voluntary Cycle Agreement was concluded between snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd County Council, CTC, Welsh Cycling Union and the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The Framed Bicycle Co as a bike shop and enthusiastic cyclists invite you to respect the agreement in order to ensure the safety of all mountain users. We recommend recording your ride later in the day, regardless of the season, because if you`ve taken the trouble to climb, you ideally want to minimize the amount of traffic you`d encounter on the descent. Please respect the agreement so as not to push up just to push down. Recently, there have been a few violations of the voluntary cycling agreement on Snowdon, where bikes rode the mountain during rush hour.