The following voluntary agreement was negotiated between the cycling organisations, the Sport Council for Wales, Gwynedd County Council and the Snowdonia National Park Authority. 1. Due to its popularity, Snowdon is subject to an access agreement. We mountain bikers agree to stay from the mountain between May 1st and September 31st between 10am and 5pm. Too much disregard for the access agreement compromises access to cycling on the mountain For more information on off-road cycle paths in Snowdonia, contact local information centres, bike shops or the National Park Authority, Penrhyndeudraeth LL38 6LF, Tel: 01766 770 274 www.eryri-npa.gov.uk The agreement was negotiated between Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd County Council, Cycling UK, Welsh Cycling Union and the International Mountain Bicycling Association. All cyclists are expected to act responsibly and comply with this agreement, sometimes referred to as a “voluntary ban”. The alternative could be a total and real ban on Snowdon`s equestrian trails. The high use of equestrian trails leading to the top of snowdon for off-road bike rides has raised serious concerns. An exceptional number of hikers use the Llanberis, Rhyd Ddu and Snowdon Ranger trails, especially during the summer months, and since the law (Section 30, Countryside Act 1968) requires cyclists to have pedestrian seating at all times, this combination can lead mountain bikers to unpleasant and frustrating driving. Serious concerns were also expressed about erosion and pedestrian safety.

“The agreement has worked well for many years and shows that all users can share the channels successfully, but this depends on individuals respecting the agreement, which most people do. Snowdon Voluntary Bike Agreement During the summer months Snowdon is very busy with hikers and tourists…