A COMMUNITY project to build a mountain bike track in shadows of the Britannia Bridge is set to continue.
The Coed Mor Bike Track project began last year with the aim of creating a bike trail accessible to people of all ages on the outskirts of Menai Bridge.
Now, the 350-strong group of volunteers and mountain bike enthusiasts are hoping to get started on a second trail after the huge interest shown in the first.
Rob Jones, chairman of the Coed Mor Bike Trail group, said: “It’s brought a lot of people together and that’s what we aimed for originally.”
“It’s open to everyone and free to use. Kids can go there, off their computers, it’s safe there and it’s local to them. There’s not much for kids to do around here so it gives them something to do.”
In the first arrangement of its kind in the UK, the group has been granted permission by the National Trust, which owns the land around the bridge, to build a track for the whole community to enjoy.
Alisdair Kilpatrick, deputy warden for the National Trust, said the wooded area around the bridge is now “flourishing” after years of vandalism.
He said: “We have already seen a marked increase in people actively enjoying the area.
“The group has played a major role in turning this site into an exciting and much used area of our woodland.
“The Coed Mor bike track is not just an asset to the local community but also for the National Trust and visitors to the area.”
Having received donations and help from local companies, Hogan group, Great Strait Raft Run, Xtreme Track, Antur Stiniog and Mei Black, the group is now seeking more funding before work can begin on a second trail.
If you’re interested in helping the group, search for Coed Mor Bike Track on Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.